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  • Yeah! The Articles of Confederation were a terrible system!
  • I sure am excited for the constitutional convention!
  • Come in! Come in! Welcome to independance hall!
  • Yes my fellow founding fathers! I have a great proposal for you to hear!
  • Yes! This is a fine place to hold the convention!
  • Hello my friends! I am here to present my plan, The Virginia Plan, it is a two house system, the senate and the house of representatives! In both votes will e determined by population
  • The Virginia Plan
  • Philadelphia, 1787 The founding fathers, having decided to get rid of the Articles of Confederation, are excited to hold the constitutional convention. The convention was supposed to create a new system of government to replace the Articles
  • What about the small states? How will they have any power?
  • The Delegates entered independance hall and prepared for the convention.
  • My plan, the New Jersey plan, is a one house system in which every state gets the same number of votes. Allowing a fair system for the small states .
  • The New Jersey Plan
  • After the delegates are prepared, James Madison stands and presnts his idea, the Virginia Plan
  • Another delegate, Mr. William Patterson, found that the Virginia plan was very seriously flawed as small states had little to no power.
  • Patterson devised a plan, he called it, The New Jersey Plan.
  • The delegates deliberated for a long time on how to count house votes.
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