“The founders could never have imagined. the big differences in state population that exist today,” Edwards says. “If you live in a state with a small population, you have a disproportionate say in the U.S. government.” During the holidays on the fourth of July, delegates worked out a compromise plan that departed from Franklin`s proposal. On 16 July, the Convention adopted the Grand Compromise with a heartbreaking voice. As the 1987 celebrants duly noted, without this vote there would probably have been no Constitution. Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth, both of the Connecticut delegation, created a compromise that, in some ways, mixed the proposals of Virginia (large state) and New Jersey (small state) regarding division by Congress. In the end, however, their main contribution was to determine the division of the Senate.