Philadelphia Convention Case Study

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Some of the major issues debated at the Philadelphia Convention were having a Bicameral or a Unicameral government and how representation would be distributed. The Virginia Plan pushed for a Bicameral Legislature, and representation was based on population. It favored the federal government being representational of the people of the nation as a whole rather than the states. The biggest problem with this form of government was that the small states won’t have as much representation in government, and therefore would have little choice in the decisions of the nation. For the New Jersey Plan a Unicameral legislature was favored, and representation was equal for all states. The idea behind this was that the federal government should represent
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