Large-State Plan Law & Legal Definition


The large-state Plan refers to a proposal for setting the overall agenda for debate in the convention by setting forth the idea of population-weighted representation in national legislature. Instead of bicameral legislature, the plan proposed dual principles of rotation in office and recall applied to the lower house of the national legislature. By this each of the states would be represented in proportion to their quotas of contribution, or to the number of free inhabitants. For example, by applying the plan states with a large population, like Virginia would have more representatives than smaller states.