The Plan for Government

A Guide to the Constitution

By: Lauren Huffman

When: Summer of 1787

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Why was a new Government needed?

There were disagreements on representation, slavery, who has power and how it was divided.

Who the Delegates were that represented the States

There were 55 delegates

Issue of Representation

They were confused about how to fairly represent states no matter what size. Resolution= House of Rep and Senate

Issue of Slavery

Should slaves count as population. Resolution= Slaves count 3/5 of a person.

Issue of States and Federal Power

Debating over who would have what powers. Resolution= Dividing government into 3 parts; Executive, Judicial, Legislative

How the Constitution can be changed

Resolution= Amendments could be added

2/3 of House Rep and Senate

2/3 of States agree at Convention