Explain The Key Compromises Of The Articles Of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States. The Constitutional Convention was a meeting held in Philadelphia between May and September of 1787. Delegates from a portion of the original thirteen colonies of the United States came to fix the problems of America’s weak central government. There were many important people involved, compromises, and agreements made during the making of the constitution. The Articles of Confederation were created during the Revolutionary War. They were proposed on November 15, 1777 and ratified on March 1, 1781 (Constitutional Convention and Ratification, 1787–1789). They were written by John Dickinson, a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Second Continental Congress (Articles of Confederation). Important people involved in the making of this were delegates of a few of the colonies such as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina (Articles of Confederation). The Articles of Confederation were needed because it gave the colonies some sense of a unified government. A Constitutional Convention took …show more content…

This compromise was proposed by James Wilson and Roger Sherman, delegates of the Constitutional Convention (Key Compromises of the Constitutional Convention). The Connecticut Compromise, also known as the Great or Sherman’s Compromise was an agreement that big and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention (Key Compromises of the Constitutional Convention). There was also the Slave Trade Compromise, which restricted the number of slaves counted toward representation and taxation to three-fifths the total number of slaves and prohibited congress from outlawing slavery (Key Compromises of the Constitutional

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