Articles of Confederation
The goverment was made of congress did not have a judicial or legislative branch. This means that all states are treated equally, no matter how big their population is. This caused the states to have their weaknesses and strengths:
weaknesses
strengths
no executive
Northwest Ordinance
-to inforce laws
Land Ordinance
-independent
army
no judicial
slavery
-to solve arguments







The reason why the articles were not successful was because none of the states were united. Also because the states were all treated equal. When ever there was a law made no one was ever their to make sure that the laws were followed.
Constitutional Convention Compromises
The Great Compromise was a compromise where both small and large statse agreed to have a the legislative branch divided into two houses. Thes two houses were the SENATE, the upper house, and the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, the lower house. The senate was made up of two member of every state. The house of representatives was made of the population that the states had. Since Virginia ad the most populaqtion this became know as the Virginian Plan. The Three-Fifths Compromise, was a compromise tha both small and large states agreed on. The agreement that they made was that for every five slaves, they would be considered as three free people. These two types of states made this agreement for twenty years because they southern states' economy depended on slaves. This meant that Importation of Slaves would still go on until 1808.
Founding Fathers
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James Madison-
James Madison was born on 1751. He was the one who called for the convention, because he wanted a goverment, which later on was known as the Virginian Plan. Madison was agenst the articles and wanted the areticles to be abolished.

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Edmund Randolph- ,of Virginia, "proposed" James's plan. Although he proposed Madison's plan he did not sign the Constitution, but went to the Convention.
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On the other hand, William Patterson-, of New Jersey, was for the articles and wanted to keep the one house legislature, but also wanted to give the legislative branch the power to tax and regulate trade. This plan was know as the New Jersey Plan.
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Gouvneur Morris-
Gouverneur Morris, he was a politician. He wrote most of the things in the Constitution.
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George Mason-
George Mason was not part of the Constitution. The reason was because the Constitions did not anythings of the Bill of Rights. George Mason was another person that also didn't sign the Constitution, but did attend the Convention.
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Alexander Hamilton-
Hamilton did aprove the Constitution, he was even chosen secretary for the new Constitution.
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John Dickinson-
John was a lawyer and politician, he was one of the many that protested about the stamp act.
Ratification:
The federalist were James Wilson, Alexander Hmilton, James Madison, and John Jay. On the other hand, many people werer against the Constitution, anti-federalist, which caused the federalist to wite it in secret. The federalist, also wrote the federalist papers.These men were trying to get the Constitution ratified by nine of the thirteen colonies. The anti-federalists were George Mason, and Mercy Otis Warren, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Richard Henry Lee, and Patrick Henry, leading of the Anti-federalists at the Virginian Convention. These men were all against the Constitution. Some of the ant-federalist would even write books for why they didnt agree with the Constitution. Some of the arguments that were for both sides of the constitution were "Will the new Constitution maintain a republican form of goverment? Will the national goverment would have too much power? Is a bill of right needed?" Some of the slogans that the federalist had were, one, the powers that are givin to the central goverment are to be able to accomplish the things that are needed to be accomplished.
Two every ones rights should be protected.