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  • We're DYING of the heat!!!!
  • We should base our new government off of population and call it the Virginia plan!!!
  • That gives too much power to the smaller states!!!
  • That would give the larger sates more power! We should give every state the same amount of representatives and call it the New Jersey plan!!!
  • It's the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia and it's boiling hot outside. The Constitutional Congress decides to hold a meeting called the Constitutional Convention because the states have too much power in the current government.
  • ...and we'll call it the great compromise.
  • The room was extremely hot, because they had to close all of the windows for secrecy. Philadelphia was also filled with terrible odors and germs caused by lack of sanitation. Bugs were everywhere, causing easy spread of disease and even death.
  • Us big states agree on the Great Compromise.
  • Small states too!!!
  • The members of the Constitutional Congress decide that the large and small states should have the same amount of power in the government or there would be protests and unfairness in the government.
  • Slaves should count as people!!!
  • NO!!! You only want that to give you more power! You treat slaves like property so they'll count as property
  • After a long debate, they finally settled on a plan that favored both large and small states. They called it the "Great Compromise." The Great Compromise created two houses, one that favored big states, and one that favored small ones.
  • One of those houses was based off of population, the House of Representatives, and the other made all states have the same number of representatives, the Senate. The House of Representatives favored big states while the Senate favored small states.
  • The Great Compromise didn't result in the end of all fighting, however. There was still debate over if slaves should be counted for representation in the government.
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