The Virginia Plan

The Virginia Plan was drafted by James Madison before the start of the Philadelphia Convention. Coming to the convention with a well-considered plan was a good idea. The Virginia Plan’s idea for a system of federalism and legislative, executive and judicial branches made it into the Constitution. But Madison’s plan for proportional representation in both houses of Congress did not.

60-Second Civics, Episode 3918: March 13, 2020

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