New Jersy Plan vs. Virginia Plan

New Jersy Plan vs. Virginia Plan

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  • Hi im William Patterson from New Jersey and I'm proposing a New Jersey Plan. We have an Unicamerel Legislature
  • everybody is equal in representaion
  • We based representation on population
  • Hi my name is James Madison and I'm proposing the Virginia Plan. We have a Bicameral Legislature
  • The Articles of Confederation is a weak form of government and we need to change it
  • The Great compromise created our 3 branches of government with a bicameral Legislature
  • (SC) We want every slave to count as one individual for representation
  • The Three-Fifths Compromise states that every 5 slaves counts as 3 people for representation purposes
  • The Commerce Compromise promised the federal government would never tax exports or attempt to regulate the international slave trade for at least 20 years
  • The Bill of Rights was added to the constitution to Protect individual rights
  • Although South Carolina delegates did not get everything they wanted in the Constitution, they were satisfied with the new document and returned to South Carolina in favor of ratification​. 
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