The Constitutional Convention


High School Diploma Social Studies (American History) Flashcards on The Constitutional Convention, created by Niat Habtemariam on 13/07/2013.
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This document, the nation's first constitution, was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1781 during the Revolution. The document was limited because states held most of the power, and Congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage. Articles of Confederation
What Shays' Rebellion showed The need for a strong national government
Event that led to the Constitutional Convention Shays' Rebellion
Only state not to attend the Convention Rhode Island
City where the Constitutional Convention met Philadelphia
Who presided over the Convention George Washington
Kept notes at the Convention and considered the "Father of the Constitution" James Madison
Plan liked by the large states because representation was based only on population Virginia Plan
Opposite of the Virginia Plan, it proposed a single house in congress in which each state had one vote. This created a conflict with representation between bigger states, who wanted control befitting their population, and smaller states, who didn't want to be bullied by larger states. New Jersey Plan
What did The Great Compromise say? 2 houses, House of Representatives would be based on population, the senate would have 2 representatives from each state
What did the Three-Fifths Compromise say? Compromise between northern and southern states at the Constitutional Convention that three-fifths of the slave population would be counted for determining direct taxation and representation in the House of Representatives.
Refers to the fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention who drafted the Consitution of the U.S. Founding Fathers
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