After six weeks of sedition, North Carolina converted its vote to equal representation per state, Massachusetts abstained, and a compromise was reached called the “Grand Compromise.” In the “Grand Compromise,” each state obtained equal representation in one house of Congress, formerly known as the New Jersey Plan, and in the other, proportional representation, formerly known as the Virginia Plan. Since it was more responsive to the mood of the majority, the House of Representatives obtained the power to pass all laws relating to the federal budget and revenue/taxes, in accordance with the initiation clause. Disagreements over representation threatened to derail ratification of the U.S. Constitution, with delegates from both sides of the dispute promising to reject the document if they did not go through their will. On 5 July, the committee presented its report, which became the basis for the Convention`s “grand compromise”. The report recommended that each state have the same vote in the House of Lords, and in the House of Commons, each state should have one representative for every 40,000 inhabitants, slaves as three-fifths of a inhabitant, and that tickets come from the House of Commons (not subject to changes from the Supreme House). During the July 4 holiday, delegates worked out a compromise plan that departed from Franklin`s proposal. . . .