How was the new Constitution better than the Articles of Confederation? Consider the economic, political, and diplomatic problems and new powers that were granted to deal with them. Describe major compromises such as the Great Compromise and the 3/5 Compromise made at the Constitutional Convention. Finally, discuss the debate over the Constitution’s ratification. How did the debate over Hamilton’s financial policies illustrate the different interpretations of the Constitution held by Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans in the 1790s?

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