Great Compromise and Slave Compromise

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  • The small states have less because they are SMALLER. The big states have a bigger population so they should have more people in the legislature!
  • I am from Virginia and I say we need to have proportional representation in the legislature to be fair!
  • No way! That's not fair! What about the small states???
  • But slaves take up our land so we should have them represented in The House. And they should not count for taxes because they are not really people. They are just property! And we rely on slaves to keep our states running! As our states also grow, we need more slaves!
  • I am from a small state and I say we should all have the same amount of votes. Then it would be fair!
  • Yes it is! We would all be on common ground. One state would not be more powerful than another.
  • That is NOT fair!
  • That is a great idea! Then we would both get a little of what we want!
  • I have an idea! How about a compromise? We can have two branches in the legislature and one can be proportional representation and one can be equal.
  • But WE don't have any slaves! it would be unfair for you to get more representatives in The House. And since you have slaves, you should be taxed for them too. You do NOT need even more slaves! You have enough as it is! Why can't you just let the population grow without buying more slaves?
  • I am from a free state and I think slaves should not count for representaion but should count for taxes! Also the slave trade should end! You have more than enough slaves! just let them grow on their own.
  • That is not fair to us slave states! You just want less taxes and more representation! And we need more slaves!
  • I could say the same thing for you! You want more representation and less taxes! The slave trade needs to end! I still think you have more than enough slaves!
  • HMPH... Well... how about we compromise?
  • No one asked my opinion...
  • Good idea! We can have slaves count as 3/5 of a person and the slave trade can end in 20 years
  • Sounds good to me!
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