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Unformatted text preview: ** Small states resist the Virginia Plan because it grants them less power than the Articles of Confederation. They propose the New Jersey Plan, which is not apportioned based on population. It is shot down by larger states. ** Ben Franklin – The Great Compromise Lower house – House of Representatives – apportioned by population; elected by people Upper house – Senate – apportioned equally to states; appointed by state legislatures Executive Branch – comparatively weak but with certain fundamental powers – • Can veto legislation • Appoints judiciary (which retrospectively is quite powerful) Three-Fifths Compromise – Example of a Logroll Logroll is a situation in which two sides swap support for dissimilar policies instead of compromising on each....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course POLITICS 101 taught by Professor Satyanath during the Spring '08 term at NYU.
- Spring '08