Constitutional Convention
Updated: 5/15/2020
Constitutional Convention
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  • Virginia Plan
  • Virginia Plan...
  • New Jersey Plan
  • New Jersey Plan...
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • On May 29, 1787 , James Madison introduced the Virginia Plan. There would be a legislative, executive, and a Judicial Branch. There would be proportional representation in both houses based on the number of people living in the state. There would be a strong government with the power to govern stuff states can't handle and veto any state laws they didn't like.
  • William Patterson disproved of this plan and he said he would never go along with it so he introduced the New Jersey Plan. The New Jersey plan would also have a legislative, executive, and Judicial Branch, but the government had the power to collect taxes and there would only be one vote per state no matter the size.
  • The two sides did not come to terms, so finally Roger Sherman presented the Connecticut Compromise or the Great Compromise. There would be a legislative, executive and judicial branch. In the Senate there would be 2 senates from each state no matter the size and there would be proportional representation in the House of Representation.
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