My names Virginia and I want 2 houses in Legislature and the number of representatives based on the population
New Jersey PLan
My names New Jersey and I want 1 house in Legislature and one vote in Legislature regardless of population
The Great Comprimise
Roger Sherman from Connecticut decided for a 2 house Legislature. The Lower house is the house of representatives and they are to be elected by popular vote and be based on population. The upper house is the senate and it would be chosen by the state Legislature, no matter what size each state shall have 2 senators.
Northern states perspective
I'm from the northern states and we want slaves to be taxed and they don't count for Population. mabye we should ban slavery all together.
Southern states perspective
I'm from the Southern States and slaves can't be taxed or banned, their important for out economy. Slaves also should be counted for population.
The 3/5 Compromise
The states decided that each slave would be counted as 3/5 of a person for taxes and for population for the House of Representatives. Every 5 slaves would equal 3 free people.