Virginia Plan

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  • 1787, The Great Compromise
  • It was 1787 and the smaller states were siding with the New Jersey Plan while all the bigger states when with the Virginia Plan. This is because the smaller states wanted equal power, no matter the size of your state and the bigger states wanted representation based on state population.
  • Bigger States (Virginia Plan)
  • Central Government
  • Smaller States (New Jersey Plan)
  • We have more people to represent. We should have more power!!!
  • All states should have an equal representation and amount of power!!!
  • July 16, 1787, Connecticut's delegates proposed a compromise that fit both the bigger states' and the smaller states' demands. This compromise, known as the Great compromise or the Connecticut compromise, gave every state the same two votes in the Senate while also making the power in the House Of Representatives proportional to each states population.
  • Roger Sherman
  • The Federalists wanted the constitution ratified and thought having our rights written out in the Bill of Rights was unnecessary. The Anti-Federalists, as you can tell by their very "creative" name, wanted the exact opposite saying that a constitution should not be ratified and they needed a Bill of Rights. Their different mind set obviously befuddled, #vocabword, the central government.
  • The Massachusetts compromise, 1788
  • Federalsits
  • Central Government
  • Anti-Federalists
  • While the Federalists had a lot of rich, pasty white men, the Anti-Federalists were mostly made up of farmers and craftsmen with a few exceptions. These were the people who would most likely not hold positions of power and were afraid of a strong central government.
  • We don't need our rights s-p-e-l-l-e-d out for us!!!
  • We don't want another corrupt government to rule!!!
  • In the end the Federalists and Anti-federalists came to an agreement known as the Massachusetts compromise. If you were to pick a winner of the debate it would be the federalists, because the Constitution was ratified, but even with the victory they eventually decided to add a Bill of Rights in one of the Amendments
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