Menu Close

Why was it important to the delegates at the Constitutional Convention?

Why was it important to the delegates at the Constitutional Convention?

A convention of delegates from all the states except Rhode Island met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in May of 1787. Known as the Constitutional Convention, at this meeting it was decided that the best solution to the young country’s problems was to set aside the Articles of Confederation and write a new constitution.

Why were delegates so worked about representation?

Delegates such as James Wilson of Pennsylvania argued that splitting the legislature into two Houses would allow each to act as a check on the other. Some delegates feared that proportional representation would allow the larger states to dominate Congress and pass laws adverse to the interests of the smaller states.

What did the delegates decide to do?

Instead of revising the Articles of Confederation what did the delegates decide to do? They wrote a new constitution.

What did the delegates represent?

In the United States Congress delegates are elected to represent the interests of a United States territory and its citizens or nationals. In addition, certain US states are governed by a House of Delegates or another parliamentary assembly whose members are known as elected delegates.

On what issues did convention delegates agree?

The delegates generally agreed on the need for a separate executive independent of the legislature. (The executive would be called the “president.”) And they also agreed on giving the president the power to veto laws but only if his veto was subject to an override.

Why did the delegates decide to scrap the Articles of Confederation instead of revising them?

The weakness of the Articles of Confederation was that Congress was not strong enough to enforce laws or raise taxes, making it difficult for the new nation to repay their debts from the Revolutionary War.

What was the solution to the delegates hardest problem called?

“Great Compromise” Saves the Convention Finally, delegates made a “great compromise,” to create a bicameral (two-house) legislature with the states having equal representation in the upper house or senate and the people having proportional representation in the lower house, where all money bills were to originate.

Why did the delegates decide to keep their work in secret?

*Why did delegates to the Constitutional Convention keep their debates secret? They wanted to be able to freely speak their minds. *How was the national government organized under the Virginia Plan? It called for three branches of government and representation based on state population.

What did the delegates primarily want?

Although the Convention had been officially called to revise the existing Articles of Confederation, many delegates had much bigger plans. Men like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wanted to create a new government rather than fix the existing one.

What were the three major challenges that the Constitutional Convention delegates faced?

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 faced challenges regarding representation in the legislature, the issue of slavery, and the selection and powers of the chief executive (president) that they resolved through compromise.

What issue did the delegates settled the great compromise tackle next?

The Great Compromise settled matters of representation in the federal government. The Three-Fifths Compromise settled matters of representation when it came to the enslaved population of southern states and the importation of enslaved Africans. The Electoral College settled how the president would be elected.

What are some of the reasons for delegated legislation?

Apparently, the technicalities of some matters is one of the reasons for delegated legislation. The rate at which bills are passed by the legislature might sometimes be so enormous that they may come across or pass bills that may be so technical in nature. These technicalities can only be known by those who will operate and regulate the law.

Is it the duty of the legislature to legislate?

It is not the duty of the legislatures to legislate on trivial matters relating to operation or execution of all laws enacted by them. Trivial issues relate to such issues that are left to the discretion of other officers in charge of the implementation of the law.

Why was the Great Compromise so important to the government?

I think it was more important because they were going to make a executive decision and the delegates had more knowledge in the government. What was the great compromise? The great compromise was a agreement to create a two house legislature

When do we need delegated legislation in Nigeria?

One important areas where delegated legislation is very vital is during emergency situation. In Nigeria, the president is empowered to legislate and control the situation.