The Great Compromise


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  • I am Alexander Hamilton and I am a Federalist and I believe that wealthy and well-educated people don't need a Bill of Rights.
  • I am Patrick Henry and I am an Anti-Federalist and believe that we need a Bill of Rights, before we sign the Constitution.
  • We have decided to sign the Constitution now and shortly after write the Bill of Rights.
  • We want a bicameral legislative branch or 2 houses. We want representation based on population. The more people, the more representatives.
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • We want 1 house. Representation should be equal for all states.
  • The Great Compromise
  • The Great Compromise is that we will have 2 houses and the Senate will have 2 representatives per state and the House of Representatives will be based on population.
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