Constitutional Compromises Aim: Should the Founding Fathers have compromised? Objective Questions



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dward R. Murrow High School Ms. Albu & Ms.Sarno

Allen Barge, Principal                                                            American Studies Semester 1



Constitutional Compromises

Aim: Should the Founding Fathers have compromised?

Objective Questions:

What features from state constitutions including New York’s, were incorporated into the U.S. Constitution?



What were the major strength and weakness of the government under the Articles?

How did the authors of Constitution remedy the Article weaknesses?

What were the important compromises reached?

How did the compromises deal with slavery issues?



Key Words: Articles of Confederation, Constitution, Compromise
I. Introduction

By 1787, the American people realized that the Articles of Confederation were not a good form of government because they were very weak. It gave the states a lot of power and the national government very little power. To fix the problems of the Articles of Confederation, each state sent representatives to the Philadelphia Convention (now also known as the Constitutional Convention) to create a new government. There were many disagreements on what king of government they should create. Finally, the compromised and came up Constitution of the United States.





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