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Despite their successes, these three dissidents became increasingly unpopular, with most of the other delegates wanting to shut down congressional affairs and return home. When the Convention ended and the delegates agreed to refer the Constitution to the style commission to distort the final version, one delegate opposed the civil lawsuits. He wanted to guarantee the right to a plain trial, and Mason saw a greater opportunity. Mason told the Convention that the Constitution should contain a bill of rights that he thought he could prepare in a few hours. Gerry agreed, even though the rest of the committee rejected it. from Delaware, Oliver Ellsworth from Connecticut, Abraham Baldwin from Georgia, Elbridge Gerry from Massachusetts, George Mason from Virginia, William Davie from North Carolina, John Rutledge from South Carolina and Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania. [97] The composition of the committee strongly favoured small states, as even large state delegates tended to be more moderate. [98] During the Constitutional Convention, the most controversial conflicts concerned the composition and election of the Senate over how to define proportional representation, whether executive power should be divided into three persons or whether power should be vested in a single president, how to elect the president, how long his term was to last and whether he could run for re-election. what offenses should be questionable, the type of clause on runaway slaves, whether the abolition of the slave trade is allowed and whether judges are to be elected by the legislature or executive. . . .

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