• deerhunter15
What were the two main compromises of the Constitutional Convention and how did they affect the government?
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  • misssunshinexxoxo
Probably the Great Compromise (also known as the Connecticut Compromise) and the Three-Fifths Compromise. The Great Compromise allowed both large and small states to agree to the Constitution without seriously diminishing their power in Congress. The small-population states wanted a Congress with equal representation from all states, and the large-population states wanted a Congress with representation proportional to the number of residents of each state. Connecticut proposed a two-house Congress with a House of Representatives based on population and a Senate comprised of two members from each state, regardless of its population. The Three-Fifths Compromise settled the dispute between Northern states and Southern states over the definition of "population" for determining the number of members a state had in the House of Representatives. Northern states thought that slaves should not be counted, and Southern states thought they should. The Compromise that both sides agreed to was to count each slave as three-fifths of a person.

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