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Power (bottom-up) flowed from thirteen sovereign independent states to Congress-Problems:oDifficulty providing external security; the continental congress were volunteersoDifficulty providing internal security;oDifficulty conducting foreign fairs oNo unified national market; free trade across the commonsoNo unified national market;’oNo unified monetary system-Report of the Grand CommitteeoCongress shall have sole and exclusive power to conduct foreign trade…The constitutional Convention (Philadelphia May 25-Sept 17, 1787)-Fifty-five delegates-Closed session -No minutes taken Constitution of the United states of America (2ndconstitution)-Had direct power in creating their own state The Constitutional Convention (Philadelphia May 25-sept. 17,1787)-The Great compromise: creation of 2 senators for each state regardless population-Three-fifths compromise: Southern elite and northern elite. Each slave would count asthree-fifths a person for determining representation in the house of representative The State:The American State:-Three basic functions: oLaw-making (legislative) CongressoLaw-execution (executive) The president oLaw-interpretation (judicial) Supreme Court -A state is a democracy if the members of the state are voted by elections! -China is an Authoritarian state