in february 1787, congress decided that a convention should be convened to revise the articles of confederation, the nation’s first constitution. in may, 55 delegates came to philadelphia, and the constitutional convention began. debates erupted over representation in congress, over slavery, and over the new executive branch. the debates continued through four hot and muggy months. but eventually the delegates reached compromises, and on september 17, they produced the u.s. constitution, replacing the articles with the governing document that has functioned effectively for more than 200 years.
they had many gains 1 one freedom for slaves the major cause of the civil war is that the north wanted freedom for slaves but the south didn; t creaitng the civil war
another gain they have is poltiical influence
poltiical influence is a big thing everywhere even now peoplle are always trying to get the head up in poltics thats what they did by giving the republicians a good name for freeing slaves