Ratification:
The two plans of goverment were the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan. They were both in disagreement, because the Virginia Plan gave more power to the larger states and the New Jersey Plan gave equal power to all the states. There was two groups of people who were for and against the Constitution. The Federalists were for the Constitution, because they wanted a strong government capable of facing the problems the United States had. The Anti-Federalists were against the Constitution, because it didn't include the bill of rights. They compromised again, and it was that the Constitution was ratified, if after the ratification, the Bill of rights was accepted.


1. The structure of government for the Articles of Confederation was a one house legislature called Congress and the 13 states could have up to seven representatives, but only one representative could vote, no matter the size or population of the state. The strengths were that they could borrow money and they had control over armies. The weaknesses were that Congress couldn't pass any laws unless nine out of thirteen states approved it, the laws passed by the Congress couldn't be enforced, and there was no Executive or Judicial branch. The Articles of Confederation were not successful because it has many problems such as, they couldn't pay back the people who lent them money for the war, but in order to pay them theyraised the taxes on farmers. Since the farmers couldn't sell their crops, they couldn't pay the taxes. Fifty five delegates met in Philadelphia to rewrite the Articles of Confederation, which elected George Washington as President of the Congress.



2. the issue was that they were fighting because the Federalosts wanted to make the Constitution and the anti-federalists wanted to include the Bill of Rights.
the Federalists thought that the Constitution was a good way to have everything under control and organized. The anti-federalists thought that theConstitution wasn't a good idea because it didn't include the Bill of Rights. In the end, both the federalists and the anti-federalists got what they wanted. The federalists got the Constitution and the anti-ferderalists got the Bill of rights in the Constituion.
A. In the Great Compromise, the Legislative branch would be divided into two houses - the upper house and the lower house. The upper house would consist of two members from every state. The lower house would be made up by the population of each state.
B. The three-fifths compromise said that every enslaved person would count as three-fifths of a person for both taxation and representational purposes.
C. The North wanted the importaion of slaves to end while the South side didn't want it to end. In the end they came to an agreement which said that by the year 1808 (in 20 years) the importation of slaves would be banned.

Founding fathers:
C.Edmund Randolph was a delegate from Virginia that proposed Madison's plan.Gouvneur Morris was a representative for the Constitutional Convention.

E. Alexander hamilton was a federalist and he was one of the men who helped develope a plan to convince all nine states to agree on the Constitution. He was the first United States Secretary of Tresury.

d. George Mason:
George Mason served at the Virginia Convention in Williamsburg in 1776. Mason revised the Articles of Confederation. In 1786 Mason represented Virginia as a delegate to a Federal Convention. He opposed ratification without amendment.

f. William Patterson:
William Patterson was a young lawyer. He used his legal and executive skills to the service of the country during the Revolution. He came up with the idea of the New Jersey Plan.

G. John Dickinson was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia. Dickinson believed that Congress should complete theArticles
and secure a foreign alliance before issuing a declaration.