Social Studies


The Great Compromise during the writing of the Constitution involved
A) ending the slave trade after twenty years.
B) whether or not only a majority vote was needed to tax imports.
C) determining whether sovereignty rested with the states of the federal government.
D) the respective powers of the House and Senate and representation in the Senate and the House.

2 Answer

  • The correct answer is letter D.

    The Great Compromise was the name given to the agreement on the creation of the Legislative Power in the Constitutional Convention. Under the compromise, Congress would have two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate would give equal amounts of Senators to each state, and the House of Representatives would determine the number of representatives based on the state's population.

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