The Constitutional Convention

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What is the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitutional Convention happened in May 14 and September 17 of 1787. Five delegates from each state wanted to meet and address the problems of the weak central government from the Articles of Confederation. The Constitutional Convention was important to have because it was a way of deciding how America would be governed.
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Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances has 2 main branches. One of them is the Legislative Branch. This branch is compromised of 100 U.S. Senators, 435 members in U.S. house of representatives. This branch also makes laws and is also known as the U.S. Congress. The second one is the Executive Branch. This branch is apart of Article 2 of the Constitution they enforce all of the laws. The leaders of this branch are the President and his party.
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The Great Compromise

The Great Compromise had to meet so they could fix any problems they had for the states. This helped the Articles of Confederation to be a better document even though it was weak. In this meeting the delegates from each state talked about the how all the federals laws were going to be made. All the representatives needed to compromise so they could let their idea's work. The Great Compromise came from the New Jersey and Virginia plan.
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3/5 Comrpomise

The 3/5 Compromise happened in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention. The 3/5 Compromise wanted representatives to be allocated to each state. These delegates reached between the southern states. The northern states started this later. They only counted slaves as 3/5 of a person instead of a whole person so they could have some voting rights.
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Electoral College

The Electoral College is a process that the President goes through so he can be elected. The soon-to-be President has to make decision so he can be voted in office. We will elect him for how they run the country and how they carry the country. The people of the country has to decide whether or not the President is going to be a good President. The Electoral College is that process so the President knows what he is going to be doing.
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What is the Ratification of the Constitution??

In June 21, 1788 New Hampshire was the ninth state to ratify the document. The government under the U.S. Constitution could begin on March 4, 1789. Then Virginia and New York ratified the constitution in July. All 13 states were able to ratify the constitution to make each state a little bit better.
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