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Virginia Plan Written by James Madison and presented by Edmund Randolph Called for 3 branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial Two houses (bicameral) in the legislative branch Representation in both houses will be based on population Calls for a single executive (president) The executive can be removed by impeachment and convention Would be ratified (approved) by the people themselves

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New Jersey Plan Presented by William Paterson Calls for 3 branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial One house (unicameral) Representation will be equal More than one person could be executive The executive can be removed by a majority of state executives Would be ratified (approved) by the states

The New Jersey Plan is seem by many as a way of simply revising the Articles of Confederation rather than revising them.

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Virginia Plan Written by James Madison and presented by Edmund Randolph Called for 3 branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial Two houses (bicameral) in the legislative branch Representation in both houses will be based on population Calls for a single executive (president) The executive can be removed by impeachment and convention Would be ratified (approved) by the people themselves

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New Jersey Plan Presented by William Paterson Calls for 3 branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial One house (unicameral) Representation will be equal More than one person could be executive The executive can be removed by a majority of state executives Would be ratified (approved) by the states

The New Jersey Plan is seem by many as a way of simply revising the Articles of Confederation rather than revising them.

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