Lesson 1 -- Why were the Articles of Confederation necessary for the new nation?
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The committee decided that Congress would have two houses—a Senate and a House of Representatives. In the Senate, each state would have two members. This pleased the smaller states. In the House, the number of seats for each state would reflect the state's population. This pleased the larger states. A compromise is an agreement between two or more sides. Each side gives up something but gains something else.