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 read law with Robert Yates completed the study.? 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 went into politics and served six terms in the New York assembly.? His current occupation is a jurist and politician, but his past occupations were a lawyer and judge.? During his last terms, Lansing became a speaker of the New York assembly and was in the Confederation Congress. He finished his public service by serving as the mayor of Albany.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 delegates to only revise the Articles of Confederation, not to write a new constitution.c. Lansing said that he didn’t want any system that would make the country into one government. He believed that the types of government recommended couldn’t protect liberty or have it. 2. National Legislaturea. New York wanted the national legislature to be represented by the 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 after the Declaration of Independence and American Revolution. 4. Chief Executive a. New York wanted a chief executive that would serve a life term and a strong executive branch.b. New York thought that there should be only one person as chief executive.