Lead: Of the issues facing the Constitutional Convention the toughest was that of representation in the new Congress.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Roger Sherman of Connecticut proposed a compromise. Laws would have to pass a two house legislature, one part based on population, the other with each state having an equal vote. The interests of the smaller states would thus be protected. With that settled, the convention then deadlocked over how to count the black slaves. Southern states wanted slaves counted just as freemen. Northern states wanted them counted not at all.