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Basically, smaller states had little representation in the national government. Since population determined representation in the Virginia Plan, smaller states felt that they would lose substantial power in the nation government.

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Its congress favored the small states?

The House of Representatives favors bigger states because they have more districts and therefore more representatives. The Senate only has two Senators from each state no matter what size they are.


What was the New Jersey and Virginia Plan meant to do?

The New Jersey and Virginia Plans of the 1780s were each meant to provide a formula to choose representatives to the legislature being created during the Constitutional Convention. The Virginia Plan called for representatives to be allotted in proportion to the state's population while the New Jersey Plan would have the number of representatives be the same for each state regardless of population.


What were the primary features of the Virginia plan whom did this plan favor why?

people from big states liked the plan because big states got more representatives but the small states got less. i guess the primary features were that there would be three branches and u know everything else we have today but instead of only having two representatives in the senate you would have more based on the population of your state


What is the conflict between large states and small states?

how did did the American revilotion start


What was the name of the small states plan which opposed some aspects of the Virginia plan?

No, the Virginia plan called for representation by population. This put Virginia at a huge advantage (being one of the most heavily populated states) while giving states such as Rhode Island almost no representation.

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What did the Virginia Plan support?

It said the larger states would have more representatives than states with a small population. Three fifths of the slaves would count in the population.


Its congress favored the small states?

The House of Representatives favors bigger states because they have more districts and therefore more representatives. The Senate only has two Senators from each state no matter what size they are.


How many representatives would all the small states have together?

The number of representatives that all the small states have together in the U.S. House of Representatives is currently 86. This number is constantly changing due to shifts in population and reapportionment.


Who favors small states?

The House of Representatives


How does the allocation of representatives differ between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan?

The New Jersey Plan was much like the old Confederation Congress. Each state had one representative. This favored the small states. In the Virginia Plan, representatives were distributed based on population which favored the big states. The Connecticut Compromise was... a compromise. Each state had 2 in the Senate, and representation in the House is based on population. It helped both the large and small states.


What plan did William Patterson propose?

He proposed the New Jersey (Paterson) Plan. It counteracted the Virginia plan by saying that all states should have an equal vote in congress. If the number of representatives was based off of population like the Virginia plan suggested, small states would be swallowed up by larger states. The small states would lose their voice in the government.


Who was happier with their representation in the senate small states or large states?

The physical size of states, small or large, was irrelevant. The size of their populations, however, determined their representation in the lower house of Congress. So states with smaller populations are better represented in the Senate, where each state is represented equally by two Senators.


Why did the framers of the US Constitution favor a two-house legislature?

so that the small states like New Jersey and the big states like Virginia would be happy. everybody would have 2 senators favoring New Jersey. also the amount of reps. would depend on population favoring Virginia.


What is the purpose of bicameral legislature?

The reason for the bicameral legislature dates back to when The Constitution was written. The New Jersey plan wanted every state to have an equal vote, which favored small states. The Virginia Plan called for representatives, with more populated states getting more representatives. In Congress, the Senate is the New Jersey Plan and the House of Representatives is, obviously, the Virginia plan. I'm not sure, but I believe we elect both.


What were some of the complaints of small states regarding the Virginia Plan?

The Virginia Plan was based on population, while the New Jersey plan gave all states equal legislative representation. The small states could have been effectively stymied by control of the more populous states under the Virginia plan. The compromise was to form a bicameral Congress with one chamber using a form of each of the plans: the House of Representatives with proportional representation and the Senate with equal representation.


How did the great compromise meet the needs of both large and small states?

It satisfied them both by solving there problems between the larger states wanting the representatives to be determined by population and the smaller states wanting it to be determined on equality/ equal amount of representatives on each side. Then they came up with the house of representatives and the senate. This solved a lot of the peoples problems.


What was the New Jersey and Virginia Plan meant to do?

The New Jersey and Virginia Plans of the 1780s were each meant to provide a formula to choose representatives to the legislature being created during the Constitutional Convention. The Virginia Plan called for representatives to be allotted in proportion to the state's population while the New Jersey Plan would have the number of representatives be the same for each state regardless of population.