The Debate between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan
SSCG4a Describe the structure and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Virginia
Plan
Weak national government
Federal govt. has power to tax
Three branches of government
House will be proportional
representation
Senate will be equal representation
One house in Congress
(legislative branch) based on equal
representation
Congress appoints several members of
Executive Branch
Strong national government
Both Houses in Legislative Branch
Proportional representation
Federal system of government
Two houses in Congress
(Legislative Branch)
Both houses based on proportional
representation
House deals with creating taxes
Senate changes or rejects tax bill from
House
Federal government has power to
Regulate trade
Executive Branch independent from
Legislative Branch
New Jersey
Plan
Great
Compromise
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The Debate between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan