The Plan for Government,
a Guide to the Constitution 1787
The Issue of Slavery
The issue of slavery was if slaves should be counted as people or not. The southerners viewed them as property not people. Northerners viewed them as people until it gave the South and unfair advantage towards them. What they concluded was that slaves would count for 3/5 of a person.
The Issue of State and Federal Power
The issue between state and federal power was that people thought America should be governed two different ways. Some people thought that each state should govern there selves and some believed that there should be an overall government. One that could govern all the states.