The Great Compromise of 1787, or the Connecticut Compromise, was the result of a debate among state delegates regarding the amount of representation each state should have in Congress. More »

The Great Compromise of 1787 was a measure proposed at the United States Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created a system for proportional representation in the House of Representatives, while maintaining equal ... More »

The most visible effect of the Great Compromise of 1787, also called the Connecticut Compromise after the two delegates from that state who proposed it, was to set the shape of the American government's representative st... More »

The Great Compromise at the Constitutional Convention ended the debate over congressional representation by establishing a two-branch legislature with each state represented equally in the Senate, and proportionately by ... More »

According to the Bill of Rights Institute, America's Great Compromise was responsible for creating a dual system of congressional representation. Each state has two senators while representation in the House of Represent... More »

The Great Compromise resolved the issue of representation in the United States legislature. Large states wanted greater representation because of their larger population, and smaller states wanted all states represented ... More »

The Three-Fifths Compromise settled the disagreement at the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787 over how to count slaves when determining a state's population for taxation and representation purposes. This compromise ... More »