) Should Congress be elected by the people (represented by population) of the state or by the states? –

1. Use the link The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 to complete this assignment by reading James Madison’s notes on what took place on those hot summer months in Philadelphia. Reading a day of Madison’s journal is as easy as clicking on a day in a calendar. Read through different days when the US Constitution was drafted. Choose any day and after reading the notes, write a 1 page response (2-3 paragraphs) on your thoughts and impressions of the debates that took place. Focus on finding evidence for one of the three major divisions among the Founding Fathers that took place during the Constitutional Convention. How much power should the executive branch (President) hold? This is the foundation between the Federalists (wanted a strong national government) and the Anti-federalists (state’s rights) Should Congress be elected by the people (represented by population) of the state or by the states? This division was the foundation for the Great Compromise that created the US Senate and the US House. Should enslaved people count towards congressional representation? (Northern and Southern states divide) Lastly, answer the following question in one or two paragraphs: How do federalists and anti-federalists see this issue of voting rights today?

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