Creating the Constitution

Section 3

Important Points


  1. The Constitutional convention was held in Philadelphia's Independence Hall on May of 1787 to improve the Article of Confederation.
  2. Benjamin Franklin and James Madison were there. Revolutionary War hero George Washington was elected president of the Convention.
  3. Compromise Is Reached After a month of debate, the delegates were unable to agree on how states should be represented. The convention reached a deadlock.
  4. The legisla-tive branch would have two houses.
  5. The legisla-tive branch would have two houses. Each state, regardless of its size, would have two representatives in the Senate, or upper house.

Compromise Is Reached

  1. After a month of debate, the delegates were unable to agree on how states should be represented. The convention reached a deadlock.
  2. Each state, regardless of its size, would have two representatives in the Senate, or upper house.
  3. Benjamin Franklin and James Madison were there at the righting of the constitution. War hero George Washington was elected president of the Convention.
  4. The number of representatives for each state would be determined by the state’s population.
  5. Southern delegates wanted enslaved Africans to be counted as part of their state populations. Northerners disagreed.