Summarize Plans from the Constitutional Convention

OverviewThis assignment will help you review the 3 major plans proposed at the Constitutional Convention and also help you get used to using external Political Science resources available at the PCC Shatford Library.  Please  follow the directions, as they will walk you through this assignment step by step.In this assignment you will summarize the major plans that impacted the creation of the Constitution:The Virginia PlanThe New Jersey PlanConnecticut/Great CompromiseYou will need to do research in the PCC library. Don’t worry — this can be done virtually! This assignment will also get you used to creating summaries of content.DirectionsStep 1: Research Your PlanUse the resources in thePOLSC 1: Introduction to American Government Library Guideto find 2 external sources about your plan. The Article Databases tab in this resource will be particularly helpful if you are off campus. For this assignment, you may find the Gale Virtual Reference Library and the US History in Context databases useful.Off Campus Access Information Pageif you need more information about off-campus access to library resources.Step 2: Summarize Each PlanIn your own words, create a 150 word summary of each plan (450 words total). Here are some questions to guide you. Please do not simply answer the questions, but rather use them to create a well-organized summary of your information.Who wrote the plan?Who benefited from the plan?What specific powers will the congress have?What powers (if any) will the executive have?Is there a separate judiciary and interpreter of laws?What will the relationship look like between the national and state governments with this plan?Again, these questions are meant to guide you, please create a summary using your own words. For more help on summary writing, you can check out thisHow to Write a Summary PDF (Links to an external site.). Make certain to create an Chicago citation for your sources. Many of the PCC Shatford Library Databases provide resources for creating citations. However, if you need help citing sources, please check out thisresource for Citations from the PCC Library.If you have difficulty with your writing, check outPCC’s 24/7 Online Tutoring Help. A tutor will not write your work for you, but will help to give you ideas about how to improve your writing.

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