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The Great Compromise
Large and small states were competing against each other for the amount of representation the states should get.
I am from Virginia and I believe that votes should be based off of proportional representation. Larger states should have more delegates sent to Congress and the smaller states should have less delegates..
Well, I am from New Jersey, and I believe that no matter how big or small a state is, they should have equal representation for the amount of delegates. Each state should get an equal amount.
Also, the smaller states don't want to be bossed around by the larger states!
Here, we can have a bicameral legislature with two houses. The senate will have equal representation in the upper house of Congress and they will have more power. The other house will be the House of Representatives. They will be based off of proportional representation in the lower house of Congress.
The Three-Fifths Compromise
Now, the north and south states were fighting about weather or not slaves, or "all other persons" should be counted with the states.
I am from the southern states and I believe that we should count "all other persons" for the delegates. But, they should not be counted for taxation.
I am from the north and I do not want slaves to be counted for delegates, unless they will be counted for taxation too.
The North and South states eventually came up with a compromise where three-fifths of "all other persons" would be counted for delegates and taxation. This was the three-fifths compromise.
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