Monday, August 24, 2009

A Compromise of Greatness

So what to do? How could the drafters of the Constitution possibly make everyone happy? Well, Connecticut had an idea, it was an idea to compromise, perhaps even a great compromise!

And so, The Great Compromise was born. It decided that there would be 3 branches of government! The Legislative would be bicameral! The House of Representatives would be based on population while the Senate would be equal representation! And yes, slaves would be counted as 3/5ths of people!!!!!

Then it was ratification time [29]. More debating came out of this with Federalists and Anti-Federalists. James Madison was a Federalist. Federalists wanted a strong central government. The Anti-Federalists feared a strong central government.

Because of the fear of a strong central government, the framers decided to add the Bill-o-Rights. Everyone thought this was a good idea, they were happy.

[29] Ratify, pas it, yay!

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