Letter of the Virginia Plan
This is something I wrote for my history class.
To whom it may concern,
I represented the people of Virginia. The people in Virginia supported the Virginia Plan.
This plan was the thought of James Madison and officially proposed by Edmund Randolph to the Article of Confederation. In the plan, there would be a bicameral legislature (two-house), which the lower house would be chosen by the people and the upper house would be chosen by the lower house. Both houses' representation would be proportional (based upon population). Also, the legislature should be very powerful. Therefore, the chief executive and judiciary should be chosen by the legislature. The legislature would have the power to annul any state laws that had found unconstitutionally. National veto power should be over any state legislation.
To resolve the Article of Confederation, the government should correct and enlarge the new constitution. “Common defense, security of liberty and general welfare” was the goal of the Virginia Plan. As a large state, people in Virginia supported the Virginia plan. The plan proposed the number of representatives in government would be based on population. It benefited us because we had a large group of men and slaves. As a result, we would have more speak in congress and have more power to determine the president. Everyone should have a chance to express his opinions on government issues. It was the only fair way to all people when the government ensured one man, one vote.
The Virginia Plan should be chosen as a new constitution.