The Plan for government

A guide to the Constitution (1787) by Callie Greene

Why a new government was needed

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

Who the Delegates were that represented the states

there were 55 delegates

Issue of Representation

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= States have power to education, marriage laws, trade in state

Separation of Powers

Wondering how to protect against bad government. Resolution= Divided gov into 3 parts; Executive, Judicial, Legislative

How the Constitution can be changed

Resolution= Amendments could be added

2/3 of House of Rep and Senate

2/3 of States Agree at convention