Constitutional ConventionThe Constitutional Convention (also known as the Philadelphia Convention, the FederalConvention, or the Grand Convention at Philadelphia) took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in the old Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.
Commerce and Slave Trade compromise An agreement forbidding Congress from taxing state exports or interfering with the slave trade for at least 20 years.
Commerce and Slave Trade compromiseAn agreement forbidding Congress from taxing state exports or interfering with the slave trade for at least 20 years.
Virginia Plan vs. New JerseyTo the Virginia Plan, states with a large population would have more representatives than smaller states. Large states supported this plan, while smaller states generally opposed it. Under the New Jersey Plan, the unicameral legislature with one vote per state was inherited from the Articles of Confederation.
Connecticut CompromiseA compromise adopted at the Constitutional Convention, providing the states with equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.