October 11, 2011
Wow, there are so many compromises in this world. There are the Great Compromise, the 3/5 Compromise, and many more. I will be telling you about the Great Compromise and the 3/5 Compromise.
The Great Compromise
In this paragraph I will tell you about the problem of the Great Compromise. The problem arose between the larger states and the smaller states. The larger states wanted the Virginia plan. They wanted this because in the house they wanted 2 houses to represent them. In addition they wanted representation to be based on population. The smaller states had a different idea. They wanted 1 house and for representation to be equal for all states.
The solution was the Great Compromise. The Compromise was written by Roger Sherman. It expressed that there would be 2 houses. There was an upper and a lower. The upper house (senate) would have 2 houses. And that there would be a lower house. The lower house would consist of representation based on the population of the state.
The 3/5 Compromise
The problem that arose before the 3/5 Compromise was that the north (mostly farmers) wanted to taxes to be put on slaves. The south just wanted slaves to be counted as representation in the senate.
The solution to this was that for every 5 slaves only 3 would be counted as both representation and taxation.
In conclusion the Great Compromise and the 3/5 Compromise were both beneficial to what we know to day.