the constitution

its history in the makeing

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in the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia 55 delegates meet up with some of the founding fathers, and make the CONSTITUTION.
Schoolhouse Rock! "The Preamble" to the Constitution, music by Lynn Ahrens
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text evidence.

in the summer of 1778, 55 delegates representing twelve of the thirteen states[we only had 13 states back then] met in Philadelphia to fix the national government.the problem was that the existing government, under the articles of confederation, just wasn't doing the job. it was to weak. the challenge was to create a strong central government without letting any one person, or group of people, get too much power.

legislative branch house and senate.

Representatives... shall be apportioned... according to... [population].... The number of representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each state shall have at least one representative; and until [a census is taken within three years] The state of new Hampshire shall be entitled to 3, Massachusetts 8, Rhode island ... 1, Connecticut 5, new York 6, new jersey 4, Pennsylvania 8, Delaware 1, Maryland 6, Virginia 10, north Carolina 5, south Carolina 5, and Georgia 3. [DOC D]
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