I. State Background ? The state of New York was established in 1624.? It was founded by Peter Minuit and it was named after the Duke of New York.? The state’s population is 15,017 slaves and 49,145 free people.? The basis of the New York economy is fur trapping, lumber trading, shipping, and the slave trade.II. Personal Background? My delegates name is John Lansing, Jr. and he was born in Albany, New York during January 30, 1754.
Lansing had an education with Robert Yates completed it.? He had a well paid law practice, making him wealthy and able to own a large estate in Lansingburgh, New York.? Lansing became a military secretary from 1776 to 1777 in the Revolutionary War. He soon turned to politics where he served six terms in the New York assembly.? His current occupation is a jurist and politician, but he was a lawyer and judge.? Lansing became a speaker of the New York assembly and was in the Confederation Congress. He finished his public service by serving as Albany’s mayor.
III. Issues 1. Role of Government a. Lansing went to Philadelphia and attended the Constitutional Convention. He was disappointed because he said that it was dangerous to the liberties of the people.
b. He only wanted the Articles of Confederation to be revised, not have a new constitution.c. Lansing said that he didn’t want to make the country into one government. He believed that the types of government suggested couldn’t have liberty or even protect it. 2. National Legislaturea.
New York wanted the national legislature to be represented by states.b. This state wanted one house that was representing the states. 3.
Slaves d. New York agreed that slaves shouldn’t count in representation but kept as property that could be taxed.e. This state tried to end slavery by passing laws because many whites reexamined their views.
4. Chief Executive a. New York wanted a strong chief executive that would serve a life term.b. New York only wanted one person to become chief executive.