The Great Compromise, also known as the Connecticut Compromise, was the result of a debate among delegates that decided how much representation each state should have in Congress. ...
The Great Compromise of 1787 established a bicameral, or two-chambered, Congress made up of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Connecticut delegate Roger Sherman is credited with proposing that each state would send an equal number of representatives to the Senate, and one representative to the House for each 30,000 residents of the state.
The Connecticut Compromise (also known as the Great Compromise of 1787 or
Sherman's Compromise) was an agreement that large and small states reached
What did the states think of the Great Compromise? How did the Great
Compromise cause the two chambers of Congress to differ in a number of ways?
Perhaps the greatest debate undertaken by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 centered on how many representatives each state should have in the new government's lawmaking branch, the U.S. Congress. Early in the Constitutional Conventi... More »
Their so-called Great Compromise (or Connecticut Compromise in honor of its
architects, Connecticut delegates Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth) provided
What is the Great Compromise? Find out in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
about the Constitution.
How many representatives to the new Congress should each state get? The
answer required the Founding Fathers to make a truly great compromise.
The Great Compromise designed the bicameral congress the U.S. has today. ...
Today, they are usually regarded as great sages, but the delegates were mostly ...
A compromise was reached yesterday (June 29th, 1787) in Philadelphia ... to
what is really a great compromise also known as The Connecticut Compromise.