Three-Fifths Compromise: 1787 United States Constitutional Convention

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The Three-Fifths Compromise-Article 1-Section 2 was reached between delegates from the southern states and the northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. The Three-Fifths Compromise was a debate over how slaves would be counted when determining a state’s total population. It was important to know what the total population was for legislative representation and taxing purposes. The population number would determine the number of seats that a state would have in the United States House of Representatives for the next ten years.
Constitution Analysis Essay In 1787 the Three-Fifths Compromise was enacted. James Wilson of Pennsylvania proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise as a way to gain the support of the south

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