Presentation on theme: "The Connecticut Compromise By, Erin Connolly. What was the Connecticut Compromise? An agreement with the smaller and larger states that in part defined."— Presentation transcript:
What was the Connecticut Compromise? An agreement with the smaller and larger states that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.
What was the problem The slave states and the free slave states get into a fight over whether the slaves should count of as part of the population. Slaves states wanted the slaves to count in population, so that it will up the representatives Non slave states did not want the slaves to count because they did not own any slaves. The population would be smaller in the north
Why? Slave states would get more representative if slaves counted as there population North wanted to abolish slavery, they didn’t own a lot of slaves so many people thought that it would be unfair if the south could count their slaves as population. Slaves couldn’t vote
Purpose South View- The purpose of the Connecticut Compromise is that the South is able to count the slaves as the population so that they could have more representatives Northern View- The purpose of the Connecticut Compromise is to stop the south from allowing slaves to count as the population.
Who proposed the plan? What was the proposed solution? The plan was proposed by Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth. “proposed a solution to the heated debate between larger and smaller states over their representation in the newly proposed Senate.” ( The Connecticut Compromise) The bigger states believed that it was fair to have more representatives because they have more people to be represented The solution would be is that each state gets an equal amount of representatives. (2 for each state)
Strengths Everyone had an equal number of representatives Some states would have more people but it wouldn’t matter because the same amount of people went to represent each state Made the votes fairer Today known as the Senate- 2votes per state
Weaknesses Bigger states had more people to represent but still only got 2 people to represent them Only one vote and some states had so many people that they couldn’t decide what to vote for Bigger states got effected by this (the south)