What is the Virginia Plan?

The Virginia Plan, presented by Edmond Randolph but written by James Madison, was a plan showing Madison’s idea of what a legislature should be like. He wanted there to be two houses in the legislature, one consisting of officials elected by the citizens, who served three-year terms. The other house would consist of older house leaders elected by the state legislature, who would serve seven-year terms. Both houses would determine the division of seats in the House by the states population.