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Mar 31, 2017

The national legislature would consist of two bodies, one based on population and one based on States.


The smaller states feared domination of the larger states if there was only one legislative body based on population.

The larger states felt that the smaller states would have disproportional influence and power over a legislative body based only on States.

The Articles of Confederation had had only one legislative body based only on the number of states, it hadn't worked well.

The Connecticut Compromise was suggested by a representative from Connecticut who as a missionary to the Iroquois Confederation and was familiar with the Iroquois form of government.

The Connecticut Compromise mirror the two legislative bodies of the Iroquois Confederation. The Compromise eased the fears of both the large states and the small states.