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How did Constitutional convention delegates break the deadlock between large and small states?

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July 15, 2009 1:18AM

The New Jersey Plan was a proposal for equal representation in the legislature. The Virginia Plan called for representation on the basis of population. The Connecticut Compromise (July 16, 1787) settled this by establishing a bicameral legislature, with the Senate using the New Jersey plan and the House using the Virginia Plan.