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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

The Great Compromise

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  1. What was the first name of the man who proposed the two-house legislature?
  2. What was the last name of the man who proposed the two-house legislature?
  3. Which legislative body has an equal number of representatives from each state?
  4. Which states favored the Virginia Plan?
  5. Which plan was based on equal representation?
  6. Which plan was based on population to determine representation?

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The Great Compromise saved the Constitutional Convention, and, probably, the Union. Authored by Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman, it called for proportional representation in the House, and one representative per state in the Senate (this was later changed to two.) The compromise passed 5-to-4, with one state, Massachusetts, “divided.”

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