PSCI notes 9-13-07

PSCI notes 9-13-07 - 9/13/07 PSCI NOTES The Great...

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9/13/07 PSCI NOTES The Great Compromise -The Great Compromise ( Connecticut Plan ) created 2 branches of govt to bridge competing interests of large and small states. - House of Representatives : seats to be apportioned by population as large states preferred. - Senate: representation to be equal for each state as small states preferred. Conflict #2 -Southern states wanted slaves counted for the purposes of apportioning House seats 3/5 Compromise - 3 of every 5 slaves would be counted for the purpose of apportioning seats in the House of Reps. -Allows for ratification of the Constitution. But the issue of slavery would resurface again nearly 100 years later. The most important concepts of the Constitution 1. Limited potential for govt abuse a. Checks and balances—each branch influences activities of other branches. b. Electoral College—presidential electors from each state cast ballots for president and VP. c.
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