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The Constitutional Convention is also known as _______

The Philadelphia Convention, The Federal Convention or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia

The Constitution Convention took place from _______ to _____

from May 25 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What was the purpose of the Constitution Convention?

It's purpose was to address problems in governing the United States which had been operating under the Articles of Confederation after independence from Great Britain. Although the purpose was to revise the Articles of Confederation, some individuals (e.g James Madison and Alexander Hamilton) saw it as a chance to create a new government

The delegates elected _______ to be president of the Convention

George Washington

What was the result of the Constitutional Convention?

The result of the Constitutional Convention was the creation of the United States Constitution

What was the most contentious disputes during the Constitution convention?

The most contentious issues were how Proportional representation was going to be defined, Whether to include slaves or other property, whether to divide executive power between three people or a single president, How to elect presidents, how long his term should be and if he can stand for re-election, and how Judges should be chosen

Who was James Madison?

He was one of the founders of the Constitutional Convention and he wrote the Virginia plan

What was the Virginia Plan?

It was Virginia's delegate, James Madison's plan for government and it's representation. It based state representation on population

What was the New Jersey Plan?

It was a plan that proposed a single chamber congress, and each state had one vote. This plan created conflict with bigger states who wanted more representation based on their large population

What is the great compromise?

It was the agreement by which the number of each state's representatives in Congress would be based on. The number would be based on a count of all the free people plus three-fifths of the slaves

What was checks and balances?

A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power