Constitutional Convention Storyboard
The Great Compromise and the Three-Fifths compermise/Slave Trade Compromise
The big states wanted the votes to be based on the population of the state. They wanted the amount of votes per state in congress to be based upon the population count of each individual state.
The small states wanted the votes to be equal. They wanted all states to get the same amount of votes so that the big states could not over power the needs and wants of the smaller states.
The compromise between the big states and little states was for congress to split into two different house. The Senate appealed to the small states. While the House of Representatives appealed to the big states.
The states that did not have slaves didn't want the slaves to count in the population rate because it would give slave states an unfair advantage in the House of Representatives.
The slave states wanted slaves to count for population so that there state could get more votes in the House of Representative.
The compromise was that every slave would count as 3/5 a person. Still giving the slave states a little advantage for the slaves but not enough to completely run the voting process.
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