Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.
In this Episode:
- Edmund Randolph introduces the Virginia Plan, an effort to increase the strength of the national government
- At the center of the Virginia Plan was Proportional Representation, a concept widely supported by the delegates from the large states.
- The small state delegates react negatively to any change. They enjoyed Equal Representation under the Articles of Confederation.
- Intense debate over representation divides the convention.
- The large states dominate but push too far as the small states begin to push back.