Essay On Constitutional Compromises

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During the drafting of the Constitution, there were a couple of key disagreements that emerged. First, delegates had to determine whether congress should consist of one or two houses. Second, they had to arbitrate whether representation in congress should be based on state's population, or if every state should have equal amounts of representatives. In an effort to resolve these disputes the delegates proposed two plans. One of them was known as the Virginia Plan, which proposed representation on population and a two-house Congress. On the other hand, the New Jersey plan proposed an equal number of representatives for each state and an one house Congress. This indifference led to the first compromise, or the Great Compromise. This compromise
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