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NJ and VA plan

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  • We have arrived in Philidelphia to discuss a new government plan!
  • FIrst up. The Articles of Confederation. As a representative from SC, I say its too weak. So I prepose the Virginia Plan!!!
  • I agree about getting rid of the Articles of Confederation, but I disagree with your proposal of the Virginia Plan. Its a bicameral legislature whos representation is based off population so as a representative from Maryland I say NO!
  • I agree so I will propose the New Jersey Plan. It is a one house legislature with equal representation for everyone!
  • Why don't we put the two ideas together? A bicameral legislature with equal representation for each state! We will call it the Great Compromise!
  • No. That is too much representation for you. Can we agree on 3/5ths?
  • Fine! But I want my representatives! So I ask that my slaves count towards my population as a person!!
  • Fine.
  • Alright, what about trading? I feel the government should be able to regulate trade.
  • This created the Commerce Compromise.
  • I'm not okay with that. Trade is an essential part of my state's economy and we should be allowed to control it. 
  • Through further negotiation, the Bill of Rights was created and the system of ratification was made.
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