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Session 6: The Constitutional Convention pt2 – The Connecticut Compromise

August 18, 2015

by ashbradmin

Prof. Gordon Lloyd: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+6+Lloyd.mp3

Focus

What accounts for the persistence of the New Jersey Plan supporters despite their defeat earlier? What are the arguments against the “legality” and “practicality” of the Amended Virginia Plan? When and how did the Connecticut Compromise emerge as a viable alternative? How did the “partly national, partly federal” concept enter the discussion? Why did Madison argue that the issue facing the delegates was not small states vs. large states but the slavery question? What is the significance of who was elected to the Gerry Committee? Who changed their minds and why during this month long discussion over representation? Who favored and who opposed the Connecticut Compromise? What else, besides the representation issue, was discussed during this part of the Convention?