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Miracle at Philadelphia - America Divided. Sherman's Compromise. The Committee of the Whole Makes its Report. June 11-13. Summary & Analysis

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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America Divided. Sherman's Compromise. The Committee of the Whole Makes its Report. June 11-13. Summary and Analysis

Bowen opens with a discussion of the temperamental differences between northerners and southerners, and the difference in their interests. The North-South split is one of the ways in which the Convention can be cut. The division between the large and small states is also growing.

Roger Sherman rises to again address the question of representation of the states in Congress. He proposes that the House be apportioned based on state population of free men, but that in the Senate each state have one vote. The idea is not supported, although it will be the path that is eventually followed.

Another proposal is made by Rutledge that the states be represented in the house according to...

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