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Writing Assignment [Document Analysis]

Instructions–  In this assignment, you are to read and analyze the documents provided in the two links below. Using no more 12-point font, in a well-written paper [between 600 and 900 words] provide your analysis by addressing the following questions.

Compare and contrast the Virginia and New Jersey plans presented at the Constitutional Convention. Consider the following:


Are there structural differences?

a) number of branches of government; b) number of houses in the Congress of each plan; c) congressional members chosen by whom; 

d) length of terms of service for the legislative branch 


Are there differences in congressional representation? 

a) the basis of determining a state’s members; b) votes by states in Congress


Does congressional power differ? 

a) some varying specific powers enumerated in the plans; b) any powers specifically denied;

c) the relationship between the new federal government and the states


Does the executive branch differ in the plans?

a) composition of the executive branch; b) selection of the executive branch;

c) powers provided to the executive


How is the judicial branch composed?

a) the supreme court composed and chosen how; b) the design and selection of any additonal courts


In your opinion, which of the two plans provides more power to the new federal government? Explain why specifically.



The Virginia plan–Read only Randolph’s 19 propositions. (They start about halfway down the page)

Madison Debates–June 13


  • The New Jersey plan–Read only Mr. Patterson’s 9 resolutions.

Madison Debates–June 15


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