|To answer the following questions, link to the relevant image of
Washington's handwritten revisions to the Constitution.
|1. Article 1, Section 2: Congressional
Note the change in this section. Why might there have been argument
over this particular word? GW is known to have argued for a second
alteration in that paragraph on the final day of debate on the draft.
His change, to substitute "thirty thousand" for "forty thousand,"
was accepted. What impact would this modification have?
2. Article 1, Section 7: Overriding
Vetoes (link to
The crossed-out word originally read "three-fourths."
What is the significance of this change in the numbers required
to override a presidential veto?
What changes did the convention make to Congresses'
power over taxing in Section 8?
|3. Article V: Amending the Constitution (link
At the end of this paragraph (starting with "provided"),
what controversial provision of the Constitution did the delegates
emphasize? Hint: link to the first part of Section 9 to which this
phrase refers (link