Flashcards in The Constitutional Convention: Compromise and Consensus Deck (3):
The New Jersey Plan
Called for a unicameral legislature. Called for equal representation regardless of a state's population.
The Connecticut Plan
The divisive issue of representation threatened to dissolve the convention. The Connecticut Compromise called for a bicameral legislature. One body, the House of Representatives would have representation based on the population (the Virginia Plan), and a second body, the Senate, would have two members from each state (the New Jersey Plan).