The big states and I have just the idea, The Virginia Plan
who should get the power?
The little states and i have an idea, The New Jersey Plan
who should get the Power?
In the summer of Philadelphia it was very hot with lots of bugs. There was lots of trash everywhere and no one would clean themselves.
How about a Great Compromise.
The states don't like our ideas what should we do.
The Virginia Plan was the idea that the bigger states would have the power. It was said by Virginia that they wanted a bicameral legislative branch. It was created by James Madison.
Slaves shouldn't count as people they should be considered Property
The New Jersey Plan was the idea that the little states would get more power. It was created by William Paterson.
We want the slaves to count as people so that we can have more representation.
George Washington told the Continental Congress about the States. Roger Sherman had an idea that would be good for all states. The Great Compromise. Where in the upper house each state would have 2 representatives.
The Northern States did not want the Slaves to count as population, they thought they should be property. The 3/5 compromise settled that so that 5 slaves count as 3 people.
The Southern states wanted the slaves to count as a part of their population so that could have more representation in the government.