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SC & the
Constitutional
Convention
8-3.2-- Explain the role of South
Carolina and its leaders in the
Constitutional Conven...
Quick Review
 The national government was facing
similar economic
problems, indebtedness, & depression as
SC
 Tension we...
Philadelphia Convention
 Called to help solve the government
problems under the Articles of
Confederation
 SC supported ...
Great Compromise
 Also known as the “Connecticut
Compromise”
 Equal representation of states in
senate, proportional sta...
All those Compromises
 SC did not support the 3/5ths
Compromise
 It resolved the issue of slave counting for
representat...
Holding Office
 Sc supported a strong executive
(President) with a term of 6-7 years
 SC elite advocated for aristocrati...
SC & Ratifying the Constitution
 SC ratifying convention held in
Charleston, even though Columbia was
now the Capital
 B...
SC & Ratifying the Constitution
 Opposition by the Anti-Federalists
prompted the Federalists to create the Bill
of Rights...
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Sc & the constitutional convention 8 3.2

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Sc & the constitutional convention 8 3.2

  1. 1. SC & the Constitutional Convention 8-3.2-- Explain the role of South Carolina and its leaders in the Constitutional Convention, including their support of the Three-Fifths Compromise and the Commerce Compromise as well as the division among South Carolinians over the ratification of the Constitution.
  2. 2. Quick Review  The national government was facing similar economic problems, indebtedness, & depression as SC  Tension were strong between the coastal elite and backcountry farmers and woodsmen  Shay’s Rebellion resulted in a call for a stronger central government that could control future rebellions such as this
  3. 3. Philadelphia Convention  Called to help solve the government problems under the Articles of Confederation  SC supported adopting a stronger national government in a new constitution  SC also supported the Virginia Plan ◦ Plan for a 3 branch government:  Legislative  Judiciary  Executive  & Representation based on population
  4. 4. Great Compromise  Also known as the “Connecticut Compromise”  Equal representation of states in senate, proportional state representation in the House of Representatives  Raised the issue if slaves should be counted as part of the representation  Slaves states said yes/ Northern states (were emancipating their slaves) said no
  5. 5. All those Compromises  SC did not support the 3/5ths Compromise  It resolved the issue of slave counting for representation  SC was also worried that a stronger national government might attempt to regulate trade(ie, control over exports and import taxes to hamper slavery)  Commerce Compromise stated that the federal government would not make any decisions on international slavery for at least 20 years
  6. 6. Holding Office  Sc supported a strong executive (President) with a term of 6-7 years  SC elite advocated for aristocratic republic where only property owners could hold office  States were given the decision on state voter requirements  Although SC delegates didn’t get everything they wanted in the new constitution, they were happy with the outcome & pushed SC to quickly ratify it.
  7. 7. SC & Ratifying the Constitution  SC ratifying convention held in Charleston, even though Columbia was now the Capital  Backcountry opponents to the constitution were called the Anti-Federalists  Charles Pickney (Federalist) wanted a strong national government who could influence foreign affairs & help made new trade relationships to stabilize the economy
  8. 8. SC & Ratifying the Constitution  Opposition by the Anti-Federalists prompted the Federalists to create the Bill of Rights at the First Congress  SC was the 8th state to join the new nation

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