HIST IDS 9-24 thru 10-29

HIST IDS 9-24 thru 10-29 - Virginia Plan The Virginia plan...

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Virginia Plan The Virginia plan puts the power in the people. It has two houses of government, a lower house, whose members were voted on by the people, and an upper house not directly elected by the people. Both houses had members for each state and the quantity of members was proportional to the population of the state. It had a president and a supreme court. The government had power to pass laws and raise taxes. The problem with this plan was that the larger states dominated all political activity because they would have more members in both the lower house and the upper house. The plan was negotiated so the lower house was still proportional to population size while the upper house was equal for all states 3/5 Rule The 3/5 th ’s Compromise was the negotiated term on if slaves should count towards the population of the slave states when deciding how many representatives each state got. Every slave counted as 3/5ths of a person in counting population. The south wanted this and if they wanted the 3/5ths rule then they would have to accept the amended Virginia Plan. Navigations Act The navigations act was used to regulate trade. The act would allow the federal government to regulate and tax imports and exports. The act allowed the government regulation over slavery. To pass this act the government had to agree that they couldn’t regulate the slave trade for 20 years. Also the act said that if any slaves were to escape north to be free they had to be returned Anti-federalists Anti-federalists were a group of people that were united in to block the constitution. A big fear was that having a person represent the population being so far away might infringe of people’s rights. Also they were worried that the representatives would always be in the upper class and not know what the average population really needs. They opposed a federal government and supported a local state government Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights was a document that was attached to the constitution and granted equality and independence to all men and that the rights of freedom of speech, press, and trial by jury along with other rights that deprive a person of life, liberty, happiness, and safety. Order of Cincinnati The order of Cincinnati was a group of George Washington’s officers. The group basically worshipped him. They created an organization to follow him. The group’s membership would pass to the oldest son of the current member. This seemed very autocratic and brought fears of an over powerful leader. The order wanted Washington to be king but Washington didn’t want this. This shows how Americans are fearful of a king, fearful of using a British government, and fearful of a too powerful federal government
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Report on Manufactures The report on manufactures was used to grow American-made goods. Up to now the country heavily relied on imports from Britain for manufacture goods. It was supposed to give subsidies to American
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 1015 taught by Professor Mann,ralph during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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HIST IDS 9-24 thru 10-29 - Virginia Plan The Virginia plan...

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