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What is most characteristic of the "Great Compromise" of the Constitution? A one-house legislature was proposed. The U.S. legislative branch should be made up of three houses. It suggested a legislature of the House of Representatives and Senate.

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Alanablumberg

It suggested a legislature of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Virginia had a very large population, and therefore desired legislative representation based on population size in a one-house body, the so-called Virginia Plan. New Jersey had a small population, therefore desiring the legislature to be based on equal representation in a two-house body, the so-called New Jersey Plan. The Great compromised satisfied both. The House of Representatives was intended to represent people, while the Senate was intended to represent the states.

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