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!!
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.