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Flashcards in The Constitutional Convention: Compromise and Consensus Deck (3):
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The New Jersey Plan

Called for a unicameral legislature. Called for equal representation regardless of a state's population.

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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).

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The Virginia Plan

Called for a bicameral legislation. Called for representation based on each state's population.