This meeting took place in 1787 in Philadelphia when state representatives met to write a constitution and become a state
I propose the Virginia Plan. This consists of a new government with 3 branches and the congress to be divided into 2 houses. The number of representatives for each state reflects on the population
James Madison/William Patterson
That doesn't work for us so I propose the New Jersey plan. This doesn't abolish the Articles of Confederation, it modifies them. It also gives congress the power to raise taxes and regulate trade and congress will consist of 1 house where each state is equally represented.
I think we should combine the 2 ideas to get the Connecticut Compromise. I propose 1 house of Congress to be the House of Representatives where representation would be based on population and the other house to be the Senate and the states would have equal representation
Also, voters would elect the representatives but the state legislatures would choose the senate
The Connecticut Compromise
This idea will also separate the powers of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches!
If enslaved people were counted for representation, they should be counted for taxation too.
The Three-Fifth Compromise
Fine, for every 5 enslaved people, that would count as 3 free people for both representation, and taxation
The Trade Compromise
We (the south) insist that the new constitution forbids interference with slave trade and it limits congress's power to regulate trade
We (the north) can agree that the new congress could not tax exports. Also, Congress can not ban the slave trade until 1008, or impose high taxes on importation of enslaved people
The Massachusetts government can not fail to pay their soldiers that is not fair!
Yeah! Give us our farms back you can't take them away!