In the Virginia Plan it was important for the delegates to compromise.
The Virginia Plan had three departments or branches of government:
- The Legislative Branch would enact the laws.
- The Executive Branch would see that the laws were carried out.
- The Judicial Branch would see that justice was done under the law.
It was important for the delegates to compromise because that is how they found solutions to their all of their disagreements. One of the most important issues was how they would assure that the large states would not dominate over the small states. A resolution on the Virginia Plan was then passed.