Lecture 11 - American Heritage October 5, 2011 Objectives...

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American Heritage October 5, 2011 Objectives • Understand the basic plans presented at the Constitutional Convention. • Consider the effects of different approaches to representation. The Constitution Miracle at Philadelphia
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Road to Philadelphia • February 21, 1787: Continental Congress resolves that: • “…it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation …” The Philadelphia Convention • May 14 – First meeting, but no quorum present • May 25 – September 17, 1787 • 55 delegates from 12 states 55 Delegates • Two main camps: • Broadly nationalist camp that favored strong central government • Group of advocates for the states who feared centralized power
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• Secrecy • One vote per state • Committee of the Whole • Committee of Detail • Committee of Style • Washington presides Key Issues of the Convention Representation What relationship between the national government and the people? Federalism What relationship between the states and the national government? Executive What kind of chief ofFcer and how selected? Slavery
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course AMERICAN H 100 taught by Professor Dr,holland during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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