history discussions week 4.docx - What major compromises led to the final approval of the Constitution Who benefitted and who did not from these

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What major compromises led to the final approval of the Constitution? Who benefitted, and who did not, from these compromises and why? One of the first compromises made when transitioning from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution, was the compromise that focused on representation. There were two different plans that ultimately had to be chosen from. This included The Virginia Plan and The New Jersey Plan. The Virginia Plan was in favor of representation depending on the population of the state. The New Jersey Plan was in favor of equal representation for every state, despite population. This compromise was referred to as The Great Compromise. They ended up compromising for a combination of both plans. They developed the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate being based on equal representation, and the HOR being population based. This rolled into the three fifths compromise. After deciding that the HOR should be based on

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