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  • It's time to change the Articles!
  • Madison... fine.
  • No! We need to create a whole new government!
  • Order! It is time to debate. We must find a way to give more power to the central government, without creating tyranny.
  • But, do NOT share our ideas until we finish!
  • Now, who should have more power in government? The STATES or the PEOPLE?
  • Yes! How should we vote?
  • The delegates meet at the Constitutional Convention in the heat of Philadelphia to create a new government. Despite mosquitoes and disease, the delegates are determined.
  • I, a delegate from Virginia, propose the Virginia Plan. There will be two houses in Congress, and the amount of lawmakers sent will depend on the population.
  • The states with larger populations will have more representatives.
  • The delegates begin the debate after unanimously electing George Washington as the Conventions' President. They agree to keep their discussions a secret, so that they can make important decisions without fear of public disapproval.
  • In this plan, the Legislative Branch will have one house, and each state will have an equal vote in Congress, no matter its size.
  • No! I am from a small state, and the Virginia Plan is not fair! I propose the New Jersey Plan!
  • The first problem they address is how they should vote in the legislature and who should have more power.
  • I am Roger Sherman, and I suggest that the plans compromise.
  • What if we still have two houses, but one, the House of Representatives, will be based on population, and in the other, the Senate, each state will have an equal number of representatives.
  • That way, we all get something we want!
  • The larger states, such as Virginia, propose the Virginia Plan, which gives the states with larger populations a larger voice.
  • The smaller states retaliate with the New Jersey Plan. It gives every state an equal voice, no matter its size. This way, the smaller states can actually affect the legislature with their vote.
  • This will keep the smaller states from being "swallowed up" by the bigger states!
  • This creates a heated argument about which plan is better. It isn't until Roger Sherman proposes the Great Compromise that the delegates come to a conclusion.
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