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Constitutional Compromises & Principles; The Framers of the Constitution of 1787 shared wealth & education, as well as many ideas, values & beliefs. They also disagreed on some things, but they agreed to compromise on those. Without this initial agreement to compromise on the things they disagreed upon, it is very probable we would not have had a constitution or a United States of America. Among other things, they agreed to three (3) major compromises and four (4) major principles to limit the power of the new government; in large measure, these made the Constitution the document it is, and they had significant impact on the new government. Three Major Compromises : 1. Representation in Congress : compromised on a ‘bicameral’ (two house) legislature 2. Who would have the right to vote : framers decided to ‘leave the decision to the states’ 3. Slavery : the compromise agreed to count 3/5s of all slaves for both population & taxes Four Principles to Limit Power of the Government:
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course POL 1013 taught by Professor Dr.j.philiprogers during the Spring '05 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.
- Spring '05