Constitutional convention notes

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Constitutional convention notes

  1. 1. Constitutional Convention Notes
  2. 2. Why Are We Here? • Problems with Articles of Confederation?
  3. 3. 1786 • Hamilton & Madison’s Interstate Trade Meeting
  4. 4. Shay’s Rebellion
  5. 5. Issue #1 Power • Federal vs State
  6. 6. Issue #2 Representation • James Madison’s Virginia Plan • William Patterson’s New Jersey Plan • Roger Sherman’s Great Compromise
  7. 7. Issue #3: Slavery? • Representation? 3/5 Compromise • Trade? • Future of Slavery?
  8. 8. Electing the President • Fears? • Electoral College (electors?)

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