Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.
In this Episode:
- The battle over representation nears a compromise.
- Oliver Ellsworth reintroduces Roger Sherman’s “Connecticut Compromise.”
- Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer misses the vote, thus allowing Maryland to support the small states men.
- Georgia also splits their vote on account of Abraham Baldwin.
- The Gerry Committee is formed largely with small state sympathizers.
- The committee affirms equal representation in the Senate, but proportional in the House along with money bills originating in the House.
- These concessions permit the small state men to be open to other large state proposals.