Chapter 9. Part 2. The Confederation and the Constitution

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Dan Herber Period 2 Ritter Chapter 9 Part 2: The Confederation and the Constitution 1776 – 1790 I. A Convention of “Demigods” In Annapolis, a convention was held were only 5 states were represented Then in 1787, delegates met and were their to discuss the articles Some important people were not there II. Patriots in Philadelphia Wanted to protect the unification of the states A democracy to continue in America III. Hammering Out a Bundle of Compromises Some people wanted a new constitution, so they started from scrap The Great Compromise was the agreement for their to be 2 bodies of legislator, which represented population and each state equally There would be a strong, independent executive branch with a president 3/5 Compromise which said slaves would count for 3/5 of a person in the population count IV. Safeguards for Conservatism Many delegates wanted a system of checks and balances Justices were there for life People still had most of the power
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Unformatted text preview: V. The Clash of Federalists and Antifederalists The American people were shocked at this new constitution because they wanted a revised Articles of the Confederation Federalists wanted a stronger central government Antifederalists pointed out many things that could be considered antidemocratic VI. The Great Debate in the States Four states quickly ratified the constitution Some states joined based on the fact that a bill of rights was to be added later VII. The Four Laggard States Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island All these states finally ratified it because of much pressure and fear of a spilt in the union VIII. A Conservative Triumph The transition was peaceful Only about a fourth of the population was able to vote for the delegates Both Federalists and Antifederalists cheered at this new constitution as a great step toward democracy...
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