Compare And Contrast The Powers Of The Congress

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The report on Mr. Randolph’s propositions suggested there was a greater need to set up a National government. The National government was to consist of three branches which were: i. Legislature ii. Executive iii. Judiciary Each branch had to have its own detailed and well defined functions it was mandated to carry out. The branches also had their rights they were to enjoy to be able to perform the functions that had been delegated to each. The suggestions by Mr. Patterson were to correct and bring changes for the previous report by Mr. Randolph about the National government. According to Mr. Patterson, there was no need of coming up with a national government as there were assumptions of suppression on some states. Mr. Patterson proposition …show more content…

The represented states will be on the advantage since the unrepresented states will not have a say in the vote casting. For the sake of equal representation the voting process will bring equality and harmony for all states. There is a difference in both plans about the powers that should be held by the congress. From the report by the Virginia Plan, the congress has no or little powers. The powers of the congress have been distributed to the three branches; Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary. The New Jersey plan leans more on refuting the Virginia Plan, they are advocating for additional powers to the Congress. The New Jersey Plan articulated for more powers on the way of setting and collecting taxes from the states rather than distributing those powers. The Virginia Plan’s composition of the Executive was only a single person who was chosen by the National legislature and served for a period of seven years. The Executive branch in the New Jersey did not have a specified number of members and the period they would serve. The number of persons in that branch and the period to be in service was to be written down at the time of

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