The Connecticut Compromise (also known as the Great Compromise of 1787 or the Sherman Compromise) was an agreement between the big and small states during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which defined in part the structure and legislative representation that each state of the United States would have… This agreement allowed discussions to continue and resulted in the three-fifths compromise, which further complicated the issue of popular representation in Parliament. After six weeks of turmoil, North Carolina changed its vote to equal representation by state, Massachusetts abstained and a compromise called «Great Compromise» was found. In the «Great Compromise,» each state formerly known as New Jersey was represented in one House of Congress and proportional representation, formerly known as Plan Virginia, in the other. As it was considered more responsive to the majority mood, the House of Representatives was given the power to enact all federal budget and revenue/tax laws, in accordance with the original clause. At the time of the convention, the south expanded faster than the north, and the Southern countries had the largest Western pretensions. South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia were small in the 1780s, but they expected growth, favouring proportional representation. New York was then one of the largest states, but two of its three representatives (Alexander Hamilton was the exception) supported equal representation by state, as part of their desire to see maximum autonomy for states. However, the other two representatives from New York left the Convention before the vote on the issue of representation, leaving Alexander Hamilton and New York state on this issue without a vote. July 16, 1987 began with a light breeze, cloudless skies and a spirit of celebration. On that day, 200 senators and representatives took a special train to Philadelphia to celebrate a unique anniversary of Congress. On June 14, while the Convention was ready to review the Virginia Plan report, William Paterson of New Jersey requested a postponement to allow more time for some delegations to develop a replacement plan.