Constitutional Convention Dbq

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During the Constitutional Convention, in the summer of 1787, several divisions arose among the delegates. There were differences between the northern vs. southern states, merchants vs. farmers, free vs. slave states, large vs. small states, and east vs. west. However, the main division of the Constitutional Convention was the Virginia Plan vs. the New Jersey Plan, essentially the large states vs. small states. The primary objective of the meeting was to somehow find a balance of power without leaving any one group or person with absolute control. The Articles of Confederation had failed, therefore the delegate meeting consisted of discussions of how to repair the conflict on a permanent level. The Virginia Plan entailed scraping the Articles,

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