New Jersey Plan vs. Virginia Plan: Lesson for Kids

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What was the purpose of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia?

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1. What was the major idea of the Virginia Plan?

2. What was the main idea of the New Jersey Plan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to make sure you know the details of the New Jersey and Virginia Plans. You will be quizzed on what these plans proposed and how they affected US history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll see if you understand:

  • The branches of the U.S. government
  • Major ideas behind the Virginia and New Jersey plans
  • The purpose of the Constitutional Convention
  • The Great Compromise

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as the branches of the U.S. government
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what the Great Compromise did
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the main idea of both the Virginia and New Jersey plans

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of the origins of the U.S. Constitution, read the lesson titled New Jersey Plan vs. Virginia Plan: Lesson for Kids. You will explore topics like:

  • The location of the Constitutional Convention
  • When the convention was and who showed up
  • America's first government
  • The backers of each of these plans
  • Roger Sherman and his compromise idea
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