The Plans

The Plans

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  • The 3/5 Compromise
  • The Commerce Compromise
  • The Virginia Plan
  • Also known as the 3/5 Clause, the 3/5 Compromise stated that a slave was worth 3/5 of a person, mainly for representation purposes and taxes.
  • The Commerce Compromise stated Congress could regulate interstate and foreign trade, but was forbidden to restrict slave trade until 1808 (one generation). In the meantime, Congress could impose a $10 tax per slave.
  • The Virginia Plan stated that there would be a bicameral legislature based on population. The Federal Government power was increased.
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