Constitutional Convention In 1787

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The Constitutional Convention in 1787 was created to provide a strong national government to solve America’s problems and to mainly fix the Articles of Confederation. Both leaders Hamilton and Madison called for this convention to discuss trade issues and create a new government rather than revising the old government. Instead of revising the Articles, there were two discuss plans that were proposed for a new form of government. The first discuss plan was the Virginia Plan written by Edmund Randolph called for a bicameral congressional where the legislature and court chooses a chief executive. This plan made the number of representatives and the states proportional to the population of each state and called for the number of votes received …show more content…

The Anti-Federalists criticized the constitution because it lacked of bill of rights to protect individual rights and made the constitution not approved. Other struggles that they faced were slave-trade. Slave-Trade had many conflicts because the north was against slavery and the south was for slavery. This made both parts of the states divide their regions. Another struggle was the effects of Shay’s Rebellion because it affected the courts in the western part of Massachusetts to shut down so that judges couldn’t confiscate their farmland. The cause of the rebellion caused national leaders to worry about government that could not control rebellions and prevent violence. The struggles that the constitution faced was solved, by starting compromises. The first compromise was the Great Compromise written by Roger Sherman called for a bicameral legislature. This compromise was between small and large states of the colonies and combined the demands that both large and small states needed. The end result of the Great Compromise was that it resolved representation by population in the House of Representatives and equal representation in the Senate as well. The second compromise was the Three-Fifths Compromise that determined how an enslaved person would be counted for taxation and representation. The end result of this compromise was that ⅗ of all population of slaves would be counted for taxation and

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