The Great Compromise

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  • I wish our government could be represented by an equal number from every state. That way us small states like New Hampshire could have as much say as larger states.
  • Why do the little states want so much power, they do not have as many citizens and can not make decisions that would benefit all people. If it were based on population bigger states would be able to represent the people better.
  • We shall create two houses: The Senate which has an equal representation from each state, and The House of Representatives that will be filled based on a state's population.
  • Why should slaves count towards these states's representatives. They are bought as property, therefore they should be taxed as property.
  • Just because we treat them as property does not mean that slaves are not people too. They should count as part of our population, without increase in taxes.
  • These slaves shall be counted as three-fifths a person in population. This population number will determine how much taxes a state must pay, and how many representatives are in the House of Representatives.
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