Representation: By State or by Population

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Should representation in the new United States government be based on population? This worksheet illustrates the details of this important quandary through an adaptation of speeches on the topic given at the Constitutional Convention. Before reading the introduction, try beginning by having your class members take on debate roles and reading through the transcript given on the worksheet as a class. Then, ask your audience to describe the situation that the Constitutional Convention faced, drawing from direct examples from the text as evidence.

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  • Includes graph of state populations during the time period
  • Unique way to instruct on representation in government using adaptation of speeches given by representatives at the Constitutional Convention

  • Preview transcript to prepare your class with necessary vocabulary