Confederation Vs The Great Compromise

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It was May, 1787, when representatives from all over the country came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington was chosen to run these meetings, as they all believed he was trustworthy, he could have an unbiased opinion, and also that he could keep their secret. Their secret being the meetings and the discussions that took place here. They kept it unknown by the media and people so that they could say as they please without unwanted pressure. They created these meetings with the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, on account of much needed to be done. But Virginia’s representatives had other plans on how to solve their country’s problems. Each state would get one vote for each decision to be made in the meetings, no matter how many representatives they may have (other than Rhode Island, who sent no representatives to the meetings.) As I said before, Virginia had other plans to solve their country 's problems. This idea was written and proposed by James Madison, one of Virginia’s representatives. This plan added two houses of government, a president, and a supreme court. According to this plan, the legislature would have two parts, House of Representatives and the Senate’s, making it bicameral. Both parts would be chosen by…show more content…
This, later know as the Great Compromise, was an idea by Roger Sherman from CT. At the time, this was called the CT Compromise, as they likely did not understand how big of a deal this would become. It was simply a combination of both the Virginia and New Jersey plans. It took the two houses from the Virginia plan, but they decided the Senate would be equal, pleasing the small states, and then House of Representatives would then be based off population, satisfying the larger states. This is so important because they created a government we would continue to use for hundreds of years to come, including
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