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First the delegates argued over representation James Madison offfered the new Jersey plan which stated that there would be one house of congress called the house of senate which would allow one vote per state The large states didnt like this because they were bigger and demanded more representation So William Patterson offered the Virginia Plan which stated that there would be one house of congress and it would be called the house of represenatives which would be determined the number of delegates in it from each state based on population Finally the great compromise was offered which put the virginia and the new jersey plans together It stated that there would be two houses of congress the hous of senate and the house of the represenatives Next the delegates argued over slavery the southern states wanted their slaves to count for their population so they would have larger representation in the house of represenatives Well the North wouldnt stand for this they didnt want the slaves to be counted so that they could have larger representation in the house of represenatives Finally a decision was made called the Three-Fifths Compromise It stated that for every five slaves three would be counted for representation Lastly the delegates argurued over taxation The North wanted the slaves to be counted for taxes since they counted for population The South didnt like this because they wanted the slaves to count as population but not count for taxes So the delegates decided to also use the Three-Fifths compromise on the slaves for taxes
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