The Great Compromise of 1787: Definition & Explanation


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What caused the 1780s to be a difficult decade in American history?

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1. Under the Virginia Plan, who were members of the Upper House elected by?

2. The Great Compromise of 1787 provided which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the Great Compromise of 1787. While taking the quiz, you will be tested areas such as the 1780s and the Virginia Plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Why the 1780s were a tough decade
  • Aspects of the Virginia Plan
  • Origin of the Great Compromise of 1787

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Great Compromise of 1787
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Virginia Plan
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the influence of the Great Compromise on future legislation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about the compromise, study the lesson called The Great Compromise of 1787: Definition, Explanation & Quiz. The lesson will look at the following objectives:

  • Details the Articles of Confederation
  • Explores Shays' Rebellion
  • Explains the Virginia Plan
  • Covers the New Jersey Plan