Creating a New Government

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History : Creating a new government

1. a. The main points of the Virginia plan were to give more powers to state government by separating it into three different branches, it consisted to have a bicameral legislature this meant two houses or groups of representatives, and suggested that the number of representatives for each state would be based on population. The main points of the New Jersey Plan were to give more power to national government by giving Congress additional powers, to have an unicameral legislature, and so each state would have an equal number of representatives.

c. The most radical changes in the Virginia plane were to separate government into three different branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. This plan was made in order for the legislature could choose an executive to carry out the laws. This way no one could have total power

2. a. Some large states were thinking about forming their own nation, which set up a separate committee to find a way to balance the interests of large and small states. Some Connecticut delegates such as Oliver Ellsworth, Roger Sherman and Dr. William Samuel Johnson came up with a compromise, this meant a Bicameral legislature, in the lower house the number of representatives for each state is determined by population and in the upper house, each state has an equal number of representatives.. This major step in the convention is known as the Great Compromise also called the Connecticut Compromise. This meant a Bicameral legislature, in the lower house the number of representatives for each state is determined by population and in the upper house, each state has an equal number of representatives.

b. The Three-Fifths Compromise brought up many issues such as excluding the Native Americans from being represented and people opposing to slavery as it's considered immoral. Thomas Jefferson tried to include a protest on slavery in the declaration of independence and some...
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