What Agreement Did Northern And Southern Delegates Make Over Trade

The calculation of these quotas would also be difficult due to the lack of reliable data. Representation based on the number of 「free residents」 was unpopular with delegate delegates from the South, where forty percent of the population was enslaved. [51] Moreover, small states were opposed to any change that reduced their own influence. The delegation of Delaware had threatened to leave the Convention if proportional representation replaced equal representation, so the debate on partition had been postponed. [52] Small delegated states were alarmed when the plan took shape: a supreme national government that could override state laws and proportional representation in both houses of Congress. [86] William Paterson and other delegates from New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York created an alternative plan consisting of several amendments to the Articles of Confederation . . . .