We would like our slaves to be counted as part of our population for taxation purposes .
We are supporting the Northern states and we would not like to include slaves into our population because then we would be outvoted by the southern states.
We are supporting the Southern states and would like to include slaves in our population for representation in Congress so that we have more votes.
We would not like to have our slaves be counted as part of the population for taxation purposes.
We have agreed on the Three-Fifths Compromise.
This means that three-fifths of all slaves will be counted for representation and taxation.
We are supporting the Virginia Plan. We want to have proportional representation in congress with a bicameral legislature. Our plan is supported by most of the larger states.
We support the New Jersey plan. That plan gives all of the states equal representation in Congress. Most small states support this plan.
I am Rodger Sherman and I have a compromise. What if we combine the two plans and create a plan that satisfies everyone?
We now have a compromise using components from both plans.
We will have a bicameral legislature with equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
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