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1

how many of the states sent delegates to the convention in Philadelphia

12/13

2

which state did not show up to the Philadelphia convention

rhode island

3

how many delegates were at the Philadelphia convention

55

4

what are the delegates at the Philadelphia convention known as

framers of the constitution

5

how many of the delegates served in either the continental congress or congress in the articles of confederation

46/55 (many revolutionary was veterans)

6

how many delegates signed the Declaration of Independence

8

7

how many delegates attended college

34

8

how many delegates became presidents

2 (one was VP)

9

what was the average age of the delegates

42

10

examples of 3 people who were NOT selected delegates

Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee, and John Hancock

11

who was the president of the Philadelphia convention

George Washington

12

how many votes did each state have at the Philadelphia convention

1 vote

13

what was agreed about the Articles of Confederation at the Philadelphia convention

it was going to be replaced with a new government

14

what types of government replaced the Articles of confederation

Legislative, executive, judicial

15

what were the 2 plans on how to develope the new government

Virginia plan, new jersey plan

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who wrote the Virginia plan

James Madison

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what happened to the legislative branch in the Virginia Plan

it would be bicameral and representation would be based on population

18

how did the members work in the Virginia Plan

States would choose members of the House and members of the House would choose the Senate. Congress would choose the executive and judicial branches

19

How did smaller states react to the virginia plan

they didnt like it

20

who write the New Jersey Plan

William Petterson

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New Jersey Plan summary

unicameral legislation with each state being equal. more than one federal executive

22

how were the federal executive selected and removed (New Jersey Plan)

appointed by the senate and removed by the state governors

23

the debate on how to create congress

bigger states now expected to dominate but smaller states were worried they would now get steam rolled

24

Connecticut Compromise

bicameral legislation.
Senate= all states have equal representation
House of Representatives= bigger states have more representation

25

what was the next major issue after the Connecticut Compromise

how to count population for the house

26

What was the rule of the 3/5 compromise

all free persons shoukd be counted. 3/5 of the slaves should be counted

27

what were the rules of the 3/5 compromise

Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise:
congress could not tax exports from any state; also, congress can't touch the issue of slavery for at least 20 years

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how did southerners react to the 3/5 compromise

southerners were concerned that Northerners would try to damage their economy

29

how many of the delegates agreed to the final document

39 of the 55

30

what were the 2 groups that formed after the constitution made way around the country

federalists and anti federalists