The plan proposed by New Jersey for a unicameral legislature with equal representation of states regardless of size and population?
New Jersey plan
The states were given equil amounts of representation, regardless of the population. That would mean the representation would be based on the individual states, and not the population. the New Jersey plan had 3 branches (legislatiure, Execultive, judiceal) the legislature is a unicameral(one house) it was proposed by William Patterson this plan was liked by the small population but rejected by the large population states
There is absolutely no issue with having a unicameral legislature. Many countries do just fine with a unicameral legislature (Sweden, South Korea, Portugal) or have a bicameral legislature where the upper chamber does practically nothing making a de facto unicameral legislature (Spain and United Kingdom). The argument for having a bicameral legislature in a place like the United States is to balance state and national interests, by giving states equal representation in one body and…
A bicameral legislature, which the US uses, consists of two houses in Congress (the Senate and the House of Representatives). It allows for all classes to be represented and essentially creates "fairness" for states, regardless of the size. Unicameral legislatures are common in Communist states. They do not allow for equal representation of the lower classes. It consists of one chamber, or house.
Yes. It solved a dispute among the states to make it so. Small states (according to population) worried about not having any say if the legislature were unicameral with representation only based on population. The large states (according to population) thought by right of majority rule they should have more say. Thus the creation of the house of reps where representation is based on a state's population and the senate where each state gets two…
Under the Articles of Confederation the government was "split" into a unicameral legislature, Congress. Representation was based on statehood, not population. States with higher populations protested, and under the Constitution we now have a bicameral legislature, splitting Congress into the Senate and House of Representatives. Each state gets two senators and the amount of representatives is based on population within each state.
When writing the US Constitution, the New Jersey plan for the US legislature would have given each state equal representation without regard to population. This would give greater influence to citizens of the less populous states than a legislature apportioned by population (both houses under the Virginia Plan). Under the Connecticut Compromise (The Great Compromise), states have equal representation in the Senate but apportioned representation in the House of Representatives. *The unicameral plan previously used…
The NJ Plan: 1. Unicameral (one chamber legislature) 2. States have equal representation in legislature 3. multiperson executive (not only one president) 4. nation law is the supreme law 5. Small states supported this plan The Va Plan: 1. bicameral (two chamber legislature 2. 3 branches of government (legislature, executive, and judicial) 3. one president 4. state's representation in the legislature be in proportion to the state's population 5. Big states preferred this plan
It was a plan to give every state an equal amount of representation. New Jersey established this plan in opposition to the Virginia Plan which wanted to give states representation based on population and the wealth of the citizens. They both wanted unicameral legislatives, and the Connecticut Compromise came in and proposed to have a bicameral legislature (Senate and House of Reps).