We want to have more representation because were bigger.
The New Jersey Plan
Equal representation! Equal representation!
The Great Compromise
We're from New Jersey
I have more delegates than you
The Virginia plan was created so that bigger states at the time, (like virginia) were able to have representation based on population, and state size.
The 3/5 Compromise
Counted towards overall state population
Not counted towards overall state population
The New Jersey plan was created so that smaller states such as New Jersey were able to have equal representation in the government. The New Jersey plan made it so that each state had equal representation no matter the states size.
The Great Compromise made it so that both Virginia and New Jersey got what they wanted. Two different house were created first you had the senate which was 2 delegates from each state.(New Jersey), while the house of representatives was based on how big a state was.(Virginia)
Since southern states till had slavery, and wanted more power in the government they decided that 3/5 of the slave population would be counted towards the overall state population.