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Drafting the Constitution

Main Idea

The Constitutional Convention tried to write a document that would address the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and make compromises between large and small states and between the North and South.

Reading Focus

What different points of view emerged at the Constitutional Convention?

What compromises did the delegates make at the Constitutional Convention?

How does a system of checks and balances prevent any one branch of the federal government from becoming too powerful?

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