Constitution Mini-Project

By: Sarah Corley 7th period

Constitutional Convention

A meeting held in 1787 to consider changes to the Articles of confederation; resulted in the drafting of the Constitution.


A federalist is a supporter of the Constitution.


An anti-federalist is someone who apposed the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

The Virginia Plan

It proposed a government that would have three branches. The plan led to weeks of debate. Since they had larger population, larger states approved.

The New Jersey Plan

The New Jersey Plan was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.

The Great Compromise

The Great Compromise was also called the Connecticut Compromise. It was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin to resolve the differences between the large states and the small states.

The 3\5 Compromise

Since slavery had existed in some form throughout the history for thousands of years, it was complicated. The colonial of slavery practice was established shortly after the early settlements were established.

The First Amendment

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.

The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government.

The Fifth Amendment

The Fifth Amendment creates a number of right relevant to both criminal and civil legal proceedings. In criminal cases, the Fifth Amendment guarantees the right to a grand jury, forbids “double jeopardy,” and protects against self-incrimination.

The Tenth Amendment

The Tenth Amendment helps to define the concept of federalism, the relationship between Federal and state governments.

The Battle of Ratification

When the Constitutional Convention ended in September of 1787, people immediately divided their support or opposition to the ratification of the Constitution.

The Process for Amending the Constitution

The process for amending the Constitution is derived from Article V of the Constitution. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have to approve by a two-thirds vote to amend the Constitution.