Constitutional Convention Of 1787

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The Second Written Assignment 1. Explain the difference between and among each of the following in relation to the constitutional convention and of 1787: (A) The Virginia Plan, (B) the New Jersey Plan and (C) the Great Compromise. What was the purpose of each of them? (A)Connecticut proposed the Great Compromise which was a plan to that established a bicameral congress with representation in the lower house based upon population. The compromise between the large and small states created a government that is both national and federal. The states retained rights and the House of Representatives was popularly elected. (B) James Madison thought the confederation was beyond repair so he imposed the Virginia Plan which scratched the confederation.…show more content…
Evaluate the role of religion in American society in the early years of the 19th century. Include mention of the Native Americans and African Americans. In the South African Americans were enthusiastic to revivalist preachers. The Methodists and Baptists welcomed free and enslaved blacks into their congregations. In hostile northern cities, free black communities depended on separate churches for leadership and fellowship. The Indians were monotheistic and believed there was an intended force on nature such as God. They were enthusiastic about embracing slavery. The Americans believed in Christian faith and believed they were favored by one god. Americans didn’t respect the religion of the Indians. The shakers believed in salvation by confession of sin, equality regardless of sex or race, opposition to slavery, and assistance to the poor. The Universalists rejected the Calvinist belief that only a minority of people could attain salvation. They believed it was the purpose of God to save every member of the human race from…show more content…
How was the national economy of the United States affected by each of the following? (A)construction of new roads, (B)the digging of canals, and (C)the development of steamboats. (A)In 1818 the United States government opened the National Road which connected the Potomac River with West Virginia on the Ohio River. The road had excellent bridges and a smooth stone surface. It attached so much business that traffic jams slowed movement to a crawl and the road quickly fell into poor condition. (B)Governments began to plan dependable canals with controllable locks and a steady flow of water. The Erie Canal broke in New York through the Appalachian Mountains. The canal would be 10 times longer than any other canal and 364 miles through swamps and solid rock. By 1819 the canal stretched for 75 miles. By 1834 about 9 boats passed through the canal each minute. (C)Robert Fulton’s development of the steamboat was an easier way for people to transport goods and the increasing speed and frequency of the steamboat encouraged the growth of villages and towns along the rivers. It was a shallow, high-powered, and top-heavy machine. Huge stacks of wood carted in from the countryside appeared wherever the steamboats regularly stopped for
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