Small State Plan Law and Legal Definition

Small state plan refers to a proposal for the structure of the U.S. government. It was presented as response to large state plan that gave most of the control of the national government to larger states. Small state plan preferred unicameral legislature, where one vote per state for equal representation under one legislative body. Even though the plan was rejected, in the Senate, each state would be represented equally while the House of Representatives votes would be distributed according to population.