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Unformatted text preview: APR- Notes for Midterm The Plans: 1. Structure and Division of Power 2. Election 3. Representation 4. Term Length 5. Executive 6. Legislative and Judicial Powers Virginia Plan New Jersey Plan Hamilton Plan 1. Bicameral Legislature 2. People elect lower house and electors (chosen by the people) elect the upper house 3. N/A 4. Judges hold office during good behavior. 5. Exec (called governor) elected by electors and serve for life. Impeachable. 6. National veto over any state legislation. Senate advised governor on making treaties and declares war and approving/rejecting appointments of certain officers *Federal* 1. One House and J+L+E 2. N/A 3. 1 state, 1 vote 4. J-life service. Supreme court only. 5. Multi-person exec. Serve a single term but could be recalled by the states. Appoints the judiciary. Exec can be removed by congress. 6. Laws made by congress to override state laws. Taxes on imports. Requisitions. *National* 1. Bicamerial Legislature and J+L+E 2. People elect lower house and lower house elects upper house 3. Proportional representation in both houses 4. J- life service 5. Exec chosen by legislature. Has veto power. Exists to ensure the will of the legislature was carried out. 6. Legislature very powerful. National veto over any state legislation. Some of national judiciary have veto power. - Response to the Virginia Plan with the New Jersey Plan, which was formulated by a delegation of small states Arguments for and against the Plans include:- Legality of making actual plans; did the framers actually have this power?- How probable is it that the states would adopt the New Jersey Plan?...
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