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Unformatted text preview: 1) Principles of the Constitution a) Equality – no titles b) Liberty i) No censure, ex post facto laws c) Majority rule with minority rights i) Debate over rep. ii) New jersey plan/ small states plan (1) They wanted each state to have one vote (2) They wanted that had multiple executive ppl (3) Judiciary was weaker than V. Plan iii) Virginia plan/ large states plan (1) Ppl who sit is congress rep population (2) Some small states like this plan bc they had a lot of ppl (3) But new jersey and other small states not happy (4) Would have two house (a) Lower house elected by ppl based on pop. (b) Upper house elected by Lower House (5) Objectionable bc ppl thought the excecutive branch was too powerful iv) So they had to compromise- Connecticut Compromise (1) Senate + House of Rep. (a) In Senate (i) Every state gets 2 senators (ii) Deal with president stuff (iii)In charge of treaties and none state stuff (b) In House of Representatives (i) Based on population (ii) Can change and has changed – currently 435...
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- Spring '08
- Small states