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  • Meanwhile in New Jersey...
  • As a small state, we want a legislature with one house, and let it be equally represented for equal power for all.
  • And in Virginia...
  • As a large state, we want a two-house legislature, with the representation based on population so we have more power.
  • You said it all right! We are a bigger state so we deserve more votes in Congress!
  • The final decision...
  • We have decided that we shall have the Great Compromise. It shall have a two-house legislature, with a Senate based on equal representation, and a House of Representatives based on population of the states.
  • That's a good idea! Now one house will be equal and one will be based on population!
  • Us southerners want all of our slaves to be counted in the House of Representatives because we want to have more power in Congress.
  • We have many slaves, and because the House of Representatives is based on population, we will have more power and votes!
  • In the South...
  • However the North...
  • In our states, there are a slim amount of slaves, that's why we do not want slaves to be counted in Congress. But, they can for sure tax slaves because we don't have any!
  • If they counted slaves in the House of Representatives, we will be outnumbered and it will be unfair to the states without slaves!
  • It is decided that to make this issue of counting slaves fair, 3/5 of the states' slaves will be counted in The House of Representatives. But also 3/5 of the slaves will be taxed.
  • The Decided Compromise...
  • ( The Great Compromise!)
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