Anticipation Guide on the Constitutional Convention SS8H4 The student will describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United Sates Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Predict Page # Were you Rewrite sentence if it is false whether True correct? of False? 1. The members of the Constitutional Convention believed that each state could become self-sufficient in defending itself against other foreign countries. 2. In a republic, all the powers of the government are given only to a select few and only a small group of people elect their representatives. 3. Supporters of the Virginia Plan that lawmakers should be elected according to population or “proportional representation.” 4. Supporters of the New Jersey Plan agreed with those who supported the Virginia Plan. They agreed that lawmakers should be elected according to population. 5. The Great Compromise called for the formation of two houses in Congress. The House would have equal representation, and the Senate will be based on proportional representation. 6. The Three-Fifth Compromise declared that all free people will be counted only as 3/5 of the states population in the South. 7. The framers of the U.S. Constitution agreed that the president and vice- president are to be elected indirectly be the voters through the Electoral College. 8. Anti-Federalists believed that the central government of the United States should be strong and have absolute power over the states. 9. Under the principle of constitutionalism, elected representatives are bound to make rules and laws that follow the U.S. and states’ constitutions. 10. Based on the principle of federalism, the national government does not share any authority with any of the states. 11. Under the system of checks and balances each branch of government has powers to prevent another branch of government from becoming too powerful.
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