Table of Contents
- 1 How did the delegates solve the problem?
- 2 How did the delegates settle disputes during the convention?
- 3 On what issues did convention delegates agree?
- 4 Why was the Continental Congress unable to fix the economy crisis after the American Revolution?
- 5 What compromises did they come up with to solve the issues?
- 6 What did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention consider a weakness?
How did the delegates solve the problem?
Large states favored representation by population, while small states argued for equal representation by State. The “Great Compromise” allowed for both by establishing the House of Representatives, which was apportioned by populations, and the Senate which represented the states equally.
How did the delegates settle disputes during the convention?
“Great Compromise” Saves the Convention Finally, delegates made a “great compromise,” to create a bicameral (two-house) legislature with the states having equal representation in the upper house or senate and the people having proportional representation in the lower house, where all money bills were to originate.
What did the delegates accomplish?
Did the delegates accomplish what Congress asked them to do? Congress asked them to improve the articles of confederation but they wrote a new constitution. They all agreed not to try to find ways to improve the Articles of Confederation as Congress asked them to do.
What was the main conflict the delegates at the Constitutional Convention had to solve?
One major issue that the delegates faced was giving fair representation to both large and small states in the legislative (law-making) body that would later become Congress.
On what issues did convention delegates agree?
The delegates generally agreed on the need for a separate executive independent of the legislature. (The executive would be called the “president.”) And they also agreed on giving the president the power to veto laws but only if his veto was subject to an override.
Why was the Continental Congress unable to fix the economy crisis after the American Revolution?
spread of future rebellions and anarchy. established land ordinances. Why was the Continental Congress unable to fix the economic crisis after the American Revolution? It could not stop the states from printing money.
How many delegates came to the meeting?
Those who did not attend included Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams and, John Hancock. In all, 55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions, but only 39 actually signed the Constitution.
What plan did the delegates decide to use?
A convention of delegates from all the states except Rhode Island met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May of 1787. Known as the Constitutional Convention, at this meeting it was decided that the best solution to the young country’s problems was to set aside the Articles of Confederation and write a new constitution.
What compromises did they come up with to solve the issues?
To get the Constitution ratified by all 13 states, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention had to reach several compromises. The three major compromises were the Great Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Electoral College.
What did the delegates at the Constitutional Convention consider a weakness?
The delegates arrived at the convention with instructions to revise the Articles of Confederation. The biggest problem the convention needed to solve was the federal government’s inability to levy taxes. That weakness meant that the burden of paying back debt from the Revolutionary War fell on the states.
What was the main issue for why possible delegates didn’t go to the Constitutional Convention?
Increasing power of the national government was the main issue for why possible delegates didn’t go to the Constitutional Convention.
Who supported a weaker central government?
Many Anti-Federalists preferred a weak central government because they equated a strong government with British tyranny. Others wanted to encourage democracy and feared a strong government that would be dominated by the wealthy. They felt that the states were giving up too much power to the new federal government.