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date: 04 December 2021

1. The great compromiselocked

1. The great compromiselocked

  • Donald A. Ritchie

Abstract

“The great compromise” examines how the constitutional convention shaped the nature of Congress. This resulted in a proportionally representative House of Representatives and an equality of the states in the Senate. Without this “Great Compromise” the framers of the Constitution would have been unable to progress and there would be no Constitution. The rejection of a parliamentary model and the way Congress has developed and the respective roles of the House of Representatives and the Senate are set in the context of the wider Constitution. Compromise, negotiation, and bipartisanship are all key elements in the life of the U.S. Congress.

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