The Great Compromise/ Three-Fifths Compromise

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  • Southern States
  • I am going to go support the Virginia Plan, with the bicameral legislature, proportional Congress representation, which is supported by the larger states.
  • I support the New Jersey Plan, with the unicameral legislature, equal Congress representation, which is supported by smaller states.
  • The Great Compromise!
  • I call this the Great Compromise: There will be a bicameral legislature with equal and proportional representation.
  • Virginia
  • Bicameral: two house legislature.
  • New Jersey
  • This was the Great Compromise, which was a big step in American history of democracy.
  • The Three-Fifths Compromise
  • We want slaves counted as part of the population to get more representation in Congress, and a larger voice!
  • We do not want slaves counted as part of the population, because it would give the southern states a bigger advantage in representation in Congress!
  • Northern States
  • A compromise was made that stated three out of every five slaves would be counted for representation in Congress; this was called the three-fifths compromise
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