Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1787

Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, 1787
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  • New Jersey wants a unicameral legislature, equal rep. in Congress, and support by smaller states who fear losing power in the federal gov.
  • The New Jersey Plan
  • Virginia wants a bicameral legislature, rep. to Congress based on population, and support by larger states. We are a larger state and contain more people.
  • The Virginia Plan
  • We have decided on a bicameral legislature, equal rep. in the Senate, rep. in the House Of Representatives to be proportional to population.
  • The Great Compromise
  • We as The North oppose counting slaves as population to determine rep in the House Of Reps., we favor counting slaves for the purpose of determining taxation.
  • North
  • We as The South wants slaves to be counted as population to determine rep. in the House Of Reps., we oppose counting slaves for the purpose of determining taxation.
  • South
  • 3/5 of slaves will be counted as population in determining rep. in the House Of Reps., 3/5 of slaves will be counted for the purpose of determining taxation.
  • 3/5 Compromise
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