New Jersey Plan

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The New Jersey Plan was an early idea of legislative representation, presented during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. It favored a legislature with only one chamber with one vote per state. It departed much less drastically from the Articles of Confederation than the Virginia Plan.[1] This plan realized that law enacted by Congress and United States treaties were the "supreme law" of the county, and idea which later became part of the United States Constitution. The smaller states supported this plan, as it gave them more power. The Great Compromise used New Jersey's ideas in constructing the Senate.


  1. U.S Government and Politics