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  • The Virginia Plan 
  • The New Jersey Plan 
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  • The Connecticut Compromise 
  • The Virginia Plan called for a strong national government. This was the first document to suggest a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches
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  • Called for each state to have one vote in Congress instead of the number of votes being based on population
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  • Combined ideas in both the Virginia and New Jersey Plan. Defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution
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  • Creation of the electoral college. This is made up of electors roughly proportional to population. Citizens actually vote for electors bound to a particular candidate who then votes for the president
  • there would be two chambers in Congress: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate would be based on equal representation for each state and the House would be based on population. This is why each state has two senators and varying numbers of representatives
  • Once it was decided that representation in the House of Representatives was to be based on population, delegates decided slaves would be represented as 3/5 of a person 
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