Roger Sherman's Compromise

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The Connecticut Compromised of 1787 in the United States, also known as the Great Compromised, originated in the creation of legislative bodies. It joined the Virginia Plan that favored population-based representation, and the New Jersey Plan, which featured each state as an equal. Roger Sherman, of Connecticut, played an important role in building this compromise. Roger Sherman was well-regarded at the convention and was respected by many of the other members. On the morning of June 11, Sherman proposed that the proportion of suffrage in the first chamber should correspond to the respective number of free inhabitants; and in the second chamber or Senate, each state should have one vote and no more. At first, this proposal was rejected as too
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