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Updated: 9/28/2021
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  • States stated that the unequal population of each warranted a different number of votes for their population
  • James Madison introduced the Virginia Plan to give states a proportionate voting influence
  • Representation of states in voting numbers was continuously argued about, either by population or equally
  • The Great Compromise assured that both argument would get their way
  • The Congress came up with the Three-Fifth Compromise to account for slave numbers
  • The majority of southern states wondered how their voting would be impacted by the slaves consisting of a large portion of their population