Great Compromise/ 3/5 compromise

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  • big states
  • This is a formal meeting of the big states and the little states that will join together and create a new government style that we use to this very day.
  • little states
  • We, individuals, are here to represent the big states of America. We support the virginia plan that larger states should have representation of congress based on population.
  • These delegates of the United States are arguing about how congress should be represented.
  • But we representing the small states, think its unfair to the smaller states if congress is based on population. It should be equal!
  • The delegates decide that the Congress legislature will be represented by two houses. Senate, will be equal and have two representatives for each state. House of representatives, will be proportional and the number of representatives will depend on the number of people in the state. This is called the Great Compromise.
  • Northern states
  • Northern and Southern delegates are having a meeting to determine whether or not slaves should be counted as population, and if they are to be, they shall then decide if taxation will be placed on counting them.
  • Southern states
  • We, the southern states of America, want slaves to be counted as population, and we don't want taxation on counting our slaves.
  • We disagree with your statement. We, representing the northern states of America, think counting slaves as population is unfair. And if they are to be counted their should be tax.
  • Together, the delegates agreed on three- fifths of the slaves in a certain state may be counted for the states total population. Although, counting three- fifths of the slaves will be taxed. This is called the Three- Fifths Compromise.
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