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Why is our constitution called 'a bundle of compromises?'

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On May 25, 1787, fifty-five delegates from twelve states met in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead, they decided to totally scrap the Articles and create a new Constitution, known as "a bundle of compromises." Whatever these leaders ' personal desires, they had to compromise and adopt what was acceptable to the entirety of America, and what presumably would be suitable to the nation as a whole. There were many compromises made at the Constitutional Convention, such as representation, slavery, and laws concerning foreign/ interstate imports and exports.

The compromise of most importance was named the "Great Compromise." Delegates were quite interested in how their state will be represented in this recently
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When asked if "a voteless slave of the Southern states should count as a person for representation in the House of Representatives", the Southern citizens heartily agreed. The Northern states, however, chastised the idea, commenting that "one might as well count horses as representatives in the legislature." Most of the
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