The Plan For Government
By: Kenna Williams
New Government Needed
the reason a new government was needed was because Congress had no power to coin money and that is a problem because one stuff could be more expensive than one state than the other. Another reason was because " It was just a firm league of friends." there was not an actual leader no one to actually stand up and make laws.
The Virginia plan is based on population. The New Jersey plan is same power for all.
Should slaves count in population? Southern delegates said yes. Northern delegates said no. The compromise was 3/5 of slaves count.
States and Federal Power
Power is divided between state/federal. Foreign issues trade between states. National defense coining money. State powers= Reserved powers like Education, Marriage laws, and trade in state.
Separation of Powers
How to protect against bad government.
Divided government into 3 parts
- legislative-makes laws
- Executive-enforce laws
- Judicial-interpret laws
Branches have some power over others
Changing the Constitution
Amendments can be added
- if 2/3 of and senate agree
- and 2/3 of states agree at convention