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What parts of the New Jersey plan would come to be reflected in the United States Constitution?

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The concept of the modern day senate is what is reflected in the Constitution that owes itself to the New Jersey Plan.  Governor Paterson's conception of each state having a fixed number of representation helped to equalize the disproportionate population gap between larger states like Virginia and the smaller ones,...

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The concept of the modern day senate is what is reflected in the Constitution that owes itself to the New Jersey Plan.  Governor Paterson's conception of each state having a fixed number of representation helped to equalize the disproportionate population gap between larger states like Virginia and the smaller ones, like New Jersey.  The idea of fixed representation is something that can be seen in the Senate, where each state has two senators that lies outside of population or state size.  This has become part of the American political landscape and owes much of its existence to the New Jersey Plan proposed at the Constitutional Convention.

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The main part of the New Jersey Plan to be included in the Constitution was the part about small states being equally represented in the Congress.  The plan was not completely adopted, but it was, of course, adopted for the Senate where all states have two senators.

Some other parts of the Plan werea lso adopted.  The Plan proposed that Congress should have the power to levy taxes and to regulate commerce.  It got both of those.  The New Jersey Plan also proposed a Supreme Court, which the Constitution included as well.

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