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Equal Representation

When all 3 branches of government is equal. Neither branch has more power than the other.

Federal System

A form of political organization in which governmental power is divided between a central government and territorial subdivisions.

Proportional Representation

The voting systems that try to reproduce into a representative body the proportions of the different parts of the constituents - generally in an assembly election, for which such systems were devised.

New Jersey Plan

A proposal for the structure of the United States Government proposed by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.

Virginia Plan

A proposal by Virginia delegates, for a bicameral legislative branch.

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