I think that only free white men should be counted as people.
I agree! This way, the states north who don't own slaves could have the same representatives as southern states.
I think that all people should be counted. Even slaves because they're apart of our population and we would get more representatives too!
That sounds great! More representatives are better. We need a compromise though. What should it be?
This compromise should be called the 3/5 compromise which means that slaves are counted as 3/5 of a person.
I think that all states should have a equal amount of representatives.
That sounds fair! If every state has one representative, there will be no conflict.
Its not fair to the states with big populations! It should be proportional to the population of each state.
This will help the southern states because they have tons of slaves which will give them more representatives for voting.
What if we split Congress into two sides where the upper house will have two senators per state regardless of population It will be called the Senate.
And the lower house will have senators based on population. It will be called the House of Representatives.
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