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  • It's so hot and everyone is becoming ill.
  • I am from Virginia and we need two houses based on population.
  • I am from New Jersey and we need one house with equal representatives.
  • I am Rodger Sherman and I have an idea.
  • The summer in Philadelphia was very hot and there was no sanitation.
  • We will have two houses, a house of representatives based on population and a senate with equal representatives.
  • The Virginia plan stated that a legislative branch would be made of two housed based on population of each state.
  • We, the Northern States, believe that slaves should be property.
  • The Southern States believe that slaves should be counted in the population.
  • However, the New Jersey plan stated that a legislative branch should be made up of one house with equal representatives, but Rodger Sherman had a new plan.
  • I am George Washington and we have decided that slaves will be counted as 3/5 of a person
  • Rodger Sherman came up with a compromise where a legislative branch would be made of of two houses, one based on population and one with equal representatives.
  • When counting the population there is a difference in opinion of whether or not slaves should be counted as people or property.
  • The delegates made a compromise where each slave would count as 3/5 of a person when counting the population.
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