Who delegate to the Constitutional Convention proposed the Virginia Plan?
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Edmund Randolph proposed it, but James Madison wrote most of it. James Madison drafted the Virginia plan of representation at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Virginia governor Edmund Randolph is the person who officially placed the proposal to the convention. Edmund randolph I guess that depends on what you mean by proposed. The plan was drafted by delegate James Madison, as part of a committee, but he was likely the main impetus. However, delegate Edmund Randolph that officially put it before the convention. It was presented on May 29, 1787.
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William Paterson, a delegate from New Jersey, proposed the Small States Plan or New Jersey Plan, to provide equal representation to the states regardless of size. The larger states favored the Virginia Plan, which allocated representation on the basis of population. The large and small states compromised by using the Virginia Plan as a model for the House of Representatives and the New Jersey Plan as a model for the US Senate.
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The Virginia Plan was a proposal put to the Constitutional Convention for a national legislature of two houses, one which would have an equal number of representatives from each colony and one which would have varying numbers of representatives based on population. It was drafted by James Madison of Virginia and proposed to the Constitutional Convention by John Randolph of Virginia. In general, the most populous states, such as Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York, supported the Plan.