Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention

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  • Virginia Plan
  •  Virginia + New Jersey = Connecticut Compromise 
  • New Jersey Plan
  • 1. Legislature has to be bicameral (two houses) 2. Representation is based on population 3. Chief executive is chosen by Legislature 4. Judiciary is chosen by Legislature 5. Favored large states
  • 3/5 Vote For Slaves
  • 1. House of Representatives is based on state population 2. Senate is based on electors, equal for all states 3. Favored small and large states equally
  • Equal Representation For All States
  • 1. Legislature has to be a unicameral 2. Equal representation for every state 3. Separation of powers (legislative, judicial, and executive) 4. Favored small states
  • Power to Tax and Have an Army
  • The majority of our population is slaves, but they don't have rights. I guess we have to settle for 3/5 of a vote. 
  • The government can have a House of Representatives, for large states, and a Senate, for the small states!
  • How do we give equal representation for large and small states?
  • How can we withstand these Rebellions if Congress can not form an army?
  • I know! Congress can have the power to tax so the government can create an army.
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