What were the delegates worried about if they failed?
They complained that the six-year terms of senators were far too long. They demanded to know why delegates failed to include a declaration of individual rights.
What fears did the delegates of the Constitutional Convention have when creating the Executive of the United States?
A central issue at the Convention was whether the federal government or the states would have more power. Many delegates believed that the federal government should be able to overrule state laws, but others feared that a strong federal government would oppress their citizens.
What were some of the main issues with the Articles of Confederation that the delegates wanted to fix?
One of the biggest problems was that the national government had no power to impose taxes. To avoid any perception of “taxation without representation,” the Articles of Confederation allowed only state governments to levy taxes. To pay for its expenses, the national government had to request money from the states.
How did the Constitution of 1787 attempt to resolve the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
How did the Constitution of 1787 attempt to resolve the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? Unlike in the articles of confederation, the constitution gave the federal government the power to tax, regulate commerce, to control currency, and to pass “necessary” laws.
What rebellion showed the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation wasn’t going to work?
Shays’s Rebellion exposed the weakness of the government under the Articles of Confederation and led many—including George Washington—to call for strengthening the federal government in order to put down future uprisings.
What would happen if we kept the Articles of Confederation?
There would be nobody to oversee the citizens’ actions. Additionally, our country would be severely unprotected. There would be nobody to appoint ambassadors and make treaties, in addition to the fact that there was no military under the Articles. Each state could put tariffs on trade between states.
What three issues divided the delegates?
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|What were some of the issues that divided delegates at the Constitutional Convention:||How much to change the Articles and differing ideas about representation, how strong to make the government, economic concerns such as tariffs, and issues such as slavery|
What were the consequences of the 3/5 compromise?
Under the compromise, every enslaved American would be counted as three-fifths of a person for taxation and representation purposes. This agreement gave the Southern states more electoral power than they would have had if the enslaved population had been ignored entirely.