09-17-2008 12;29;45PM - states-tax imports (b) Congress...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
(D) An executive onice or more man one person wouia oe eieaea oy congress -> the executive office would appoint a national supreme court. 3. The Connecticut Compromise [aka the Great Compromise) (a) Resolved the large/small state controversy; a bicameral legislature in which the lower house (house of reps) would be based on each state's population and the upper house (the senate) would have two members from each state. (b) This plan allowed the people to vote for the members of the house; and members of the senate by state legislatures. (1) Senate: selected by state leg, 17 amendments, 1913 allowed direct elections. (2) President: selected by electors in each state (electoral college) (3) Supreme Court: selected by president w/senate consent 4. North vs. South Compromise (a) Congress was given the power to regulate interstate commerce, bul no export taxes could be imposed on products exported by the
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: states-tax imports (b) Congress could not pass laws to prohibit slavery until 1808 (c) For purposes of allocating house seats and taxes, the south wanted slaves to be counted as a full person for both tax purpose and representation. But the north argued that they were property-came up with the three-fifths compromise The Debate over Ratification 1. Federalists vs. Anti-federalists (a) Federalists: supported the adaption of the constitution - wrote federalists papers were written to defend the constitution. (b) Anti-federalist: opposed a strong central gov. and the new constitution. They voted the need of the Bill of Rights, (federalists finally agree) Amending the Constitution 1. Proposing an amendment a 2/3 vote in congress, or congress calls a national amendment convention, at the request of 2/3 the state legislature and an amendment is nrnnnspH at that...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online