Before ratifying the constitution Antifederalists wanted a Bill of Rights to be added. This was to protect people'e liberties. Finally the Federalist, who supported the constitution to begin with, agreed to ass the Bill of Rights. Finally in June 1788 nine states agreed to ratify the Constitution.
Supporters of the Virginia Plan
In the end became the fourth president of the United States. Believed in the a balanced federal government. Was known as "Father of the Constitution" because he was the head of the Virginia Plan. He helped write the first plans of the U.S. Constitution.
Was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention that also thought that the U.S. needed a whole new government. He was part of the Virginia Plan because he presented it to the convention. This shows everyone a new idea of a new system that could work.
New Jersey Plan
Supporters of the New Jersey Plan
He was the governor of New Jersey, and one of the two first elected senators. Then he was named an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He headed the New Jersey plan at the Constitutional Convention.
When arriving to the Constitutional Convention he opposed a strong national government. Supported the case of each state have equal amounts of votes. Wanted equal number of delegates in the Legislature and House of Representatives.
Problems about the Convention
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