The Virginia Plan Essay

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The Virginia Plan, proposed by James Madison favored the larger states for a two-house Congress to be based on each state’s population. This, of course, was argued about because small states felt as if they would not have enough voice. In disapproval to the Virginia Plan came the New Jersey Plan. This plan argued for a one house Congress, with equal representation. This meant that each state would have the same number of members. Then, representatives from the large states argued that that was not fair either, because the larger states embodied more people so they felt they should have much more voice. During this time, there was a lot of back and forth because of conflicting terms. Finally, a conclusion was made by Roger Sherman that for the
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