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Representation and Taxation The Articles of Confederation represented each state equally in Congress. Consistent with the interest of the large states and with more general conceptions of representational fairness, delegates at the Constitutional Convention who advocated the Virginia Plan hoped to change this arrangement. They proposed representing states in both houses of this proposed national legislature according to population and/or tax contributions. After William Paterson’s New Jersey Plan proposed continuing to represent states equally in a unicameral, or one-house, legislature similar to that under the existing Articles of Confederation, the delegates ultimately forged the Connecticut, or Great, Compromise.

2] Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it becomes a Law, he presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to the House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.

18 A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments Books Mortimer J. Adler, We Hold These Truths: Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987). Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Constitution: A Biography (New York: Random House, 2005). George Anastaplo, The Constitution of 1787: A Commentary (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989). Thorton Anderson, Creating the Constitution: The Convention of 1787 and the First Congress (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993).

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