The Great Compromise

The Great Compromise
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  • James Madison and Edmund Randolph talking about their plan of a government called the Virgina Plan.
  • We don't agree.
  • The people from the small states are on the left and the people from the larger states are on the right.
  • Our plan will give the larger states more power in the government.
  • At the Constitutional Convention.
  • We agree.
  • William Paterson talking about his idea of a government called the New Jersey Plan.
  • Yes we agree to this plan.
  • My plan of government called the New Jersey Plan will call for a single house of Congress, with equal representation for each state.
  • The people from the small states are on the left and the people from the larger states are on the right.
  • At the Constitutional Convention.
  • Not we do not agree to this plan.
  • The delegates argued for days over the great issues at stake.
  • We want the New Jersey plan to be our government.
  • At the Constitutional Convention.
  • No we want the Virginia plan to but our government.
  • Some feared the the convention will fail and the Union would break apart because the emotions ran so high.
  • This Constitution is not working the Union might break apart 
  •  Finally  Roger Sherman came up compromise that he hoped will satisfy both the large and small states.                          
  • I have a idea of a compromise that will satisfy everyone and this compromise will require a two house Congress. The lower house which is the House of Representatives will be based on population will give the bigger states more votes. The upper house which is the Senate each state will have 2 votes in no matter how large or small the population is.
  • At the Constitutional Convention.
  • Delegates voted for Sherman's plan of compromise and they agreed to his plan and his plan of compromise became known as the Great Compromise.
  • We all agree to your compromise. 
  • At the Constitution Convention.
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