Great compromise Essay

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great compromise





After arriving at Philadelphia the representatives from the thirteen colonies decided to
scrap the old Articles of the Confederation, even with explicit instructions form Congress
to only adjust. Many ideas were tossed around including the plan by the heavily populated
colony of Virginia, which was called “the large-state plan”. This plan
declared that representation in both houses of a bicameral Congress should be based on
population. Another plan that was being pushed with equal force was the plan brought by
New Jersey “the small-state plan”. This plan called for equal representation
in a unicameral congress by states, regardless of size and population, as existing under
the Articles of the Confederation.

After a bitter and prolonged debate, the “Great Compromise” was born. This
was a seemingly equal compromise on both sides, to have a House of Representatives and
Congress. This would mean having; one house which representation was determined by
population and another in which each state would have equal representation. After the
“Great Compromise” another issue arose, would slaves count towards population
representation in the senate. This heated debate lead the “three-fifths
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