The Great Compromise Cartoon
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Hello, my name is Alex. Today, I will show you a compromise that happened.
The compromise that we will look at is the Great Compromise.
There was a debate at the Constitutional Convention between the smaller states and the larger states.
The states should have equal amount of power in the government. There should be 1 house only.
The southern states made the New Jersey Plan. The northern states made the Virginia Plan.
States should have representation in the government based on population. There should be 2 houses.
Each state had 2 representatives in the Senate, and the state's population determined their representation in the House of Representatives.
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