Representative Assembly: The Virginia Plan And The New Jersey Plan

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1. Representative Assembly is best defined as a legislature that is composed of individuals who represent the population. The way that this assembly helped to set up for further colonies is because the representative assembly are individuals that represent a population. They had settled in Plymouth (Massachusetts) and knew that some sort of civil obedience had to be established. So they came up with the Mayflower Compact as a way to establish order in their “society” and as a way to submit to authority. This helped with further documents to be set up in the foreseeable future demonstrating that everyone wanted order.
Perhaps the colonists viewed that Britain had to defend them, which is probably why they were so rebellious when Britain imposed
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At the Constitutional Convention there were two plans presented – The Virginia Plan and The New Jersey Plan. There actually happened to be a lot of differences between these two plans. For example, in the Virginia Plan they called for a bicameral legislature (which was a two chamber) with the lower chamber chosen by the people and smaller upper chamber chosen by state legislatures. Number of representatives would be equal to the states population and they favored large states. Whereas, the New Jersey plan called that one state and one vote would be kept. With the Virginia plan they created a national executive (which would represent all parts of a political organization within the country) and a national judiciary. On the other hand, the New Jersey plan had an executive office (presidential assistant) that would appoint the supreme court and several people would be elected by congress to form the executive office. Furthermore, Congress would be able to regulate trade and impose taxes. Even though both plans had many differences they all had one goal – the want for a strong national government. Due to the many differences in both plans a compromise was achieved that created one chamber of Congress based on population and one chamber would represent each state equally, this was otherwise known as the “Great

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