The Connecticut Compromise: Definition, Summary & Author

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What was the chief complaint of large states during the drafting of the Constitution?

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1. What was the chief fear of small states during the drafting of the Constitution?

2. What is a legacy of the Connecticut Compromise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz give you the opportunity to assess your knowledge of the Connecticut Compromise and its role during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In order to successfully complete the quiz, you should be familiar with topics such as the legacy of the Connecticut Compromise and the distribution of representatives in the United States Senate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of these topics using this quiz and worksheet set:

  • The fear of small states during the drafting of the Constitution
  • Complaint of large states during the Constitutional Convention
  • Results of the Connecticut Compromise
  • Determination of the number of representatives per state sent to the House of Representatives
  • Distribution of Senate representatives

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand how the fears of small states and complaints of larger states affected the Constitution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the legacy of the Connecticut Compromise and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about representatives sent to the Senate and House of Representatives

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Connecticut Compromise by reading through the related lesson, The Connecticut Compromise: Definition, Summary & Author. It covers these objectives:

  • Identify the tension at the Constitutional Convention before the Connecticut Compromise
  • Understand how the Compromise created the Senate and House of Representatives
  • Explore the role of Roger Sherman in the creation of the Great Compromise
  • Discover how Oliver Ellsworth influenced the compromise, and his experience during and after the Constitutional Convention
  • Recognize the long term impact of the Connecticut Compromise
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