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.
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.
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.
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