Table of Contents
- 1 What did the delegates reject?
- 2 What was the biggest problem the delegates faced?
- 3 Why did the delegates decide to scrap the Articles of Confederation instead of revising them?
- 4 What compromises did they come up with to solve the issues?
- 5 How many delegates did not sign the Constitution?
- 6 Who are the 5 delegates who did not serve in the Continental Congress?
What did the delegates reject?
The fifty-five delegates who met in Philadelphia between May 25 and September 17, 1787, would not only reject the Articles of Confederation altogether, but they would produce the first written constitution for any nation in the history of the world.
What was the biggest problem the delegates faced?
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.
Why did some delegates refuse to attend the convention?
One of the most famous reasons for why certain delegates didn’t sign was that the document lacked a legitimate Bill of Rights which would protect the rights of States and the freedom of individuals. Three main advocates of this movement were George Mason, Elbridge Gerry, and Edmund Randolph.
What did the delegates not realize in 1787?
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention did not represent a cross-section of 1787 America. The Convention included no women, no slaves, no Native Americans or racial minorites, no laborers.
Why did the delegates decide to scrap the Articles of Confederation instead of revising them?
The weakness of the Articles of Confederation was that Congress was not strong enough to enforce laws or raise taxes, making it difficult for the new nation to repay their debts from the Revolutionary War.
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 finally agree to about how much power Congress would have over trade?
What did the delegates finally agree to about how much power Congress would have over trade? Congress was given control over trade between the states.
Why didnt Rhode Island send delegates?
Rhode Island was the only state not to send delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Eventually, due to secession threats from Providence, Newport, and Bristol, and fearing reprisals from the other 12 ratifying states, Rhode Island held a convention and ratified the Constitution in 1790.
How many delegates did not sign the Constitution?
The Delegates Who Didn’t Sign the U.S. Constitution. In all, 70 delegates were appointed to the Constitutional Convention, but out of that 70 only 55 attended, and only 39 actually signed.
Who are the 5 delegates who did not serve in the Continental Congress?
5 The five signatories who signed the Constitution but did not serve in the Continental or Confederation Congresses are Richard Bassett of Delaware, John Blair of Virginia, David Brearley of New Jersey, Jacob Broom of Delaware, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina.
Where did the delegates of the Continental Convention meet?
When the delegates of the Federal Convention met in the Pennsylvania state house (now Independence Hall) in May 1787, Edmund Randolph of Virginia offered the most comprehensive plan, essentially bypassing revisions and suggesting an entirely new government. The “Virginia Plan” had been drafted by fellow delegate, James Madison.
What was the state that did not participate in the Constitutional Convention?
Twelve of the 13 original states participated by sending delegates to the Constitutional Convention. The only state that did not participate was Rhode Island. They were against the idea of a stronger federal government. Further, New Hampshire delegates did not reach Philadelphia and participate until July 1787.