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davismom02
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How did the Great Compromise settle the issue of representation in the legislature?

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MarylynnVanderhoo647

The Great Comprimise was a solution which helped both sides of the argument for representation. Small states wanted an equal number of reps from each state, cause ya know, how could little Rhode Island or New Jersey get their opionion heard? But the big states thought they should base the reps on population. The bigger states should get more votes in legislature than others. So finally the compromise was made that there would be two houses. One called the House of Reps, based on how many people live in a state, and the Senate, which has two representatives for every state. These two houses are what make up the legislative branch. :D

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