3/5 Compromise


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  • Ben Franklin, George Washington, George Mason, and John Langdon. Smaller states view. Great Compromise.
  • "You're wrong!"
  • "The smaller states deserve as much representation as the larger states! We need equal representation, we are all humans!"
  • Ben Franklin, George Washington, George Mason, and John Langdon. Larger states view. Great Compromise.
  • "It isn't our fault they have a smaller population than we do! We have more people, so we deserve more representation than them! This country needs proportional representation!"
  • "This is an outrage!"
  • How about a compromise? We can have two houses for each state. The senate can be equal representation for each state, and the House of Representatives can be proportional based on population,
  • Roger Sherman (Connecticut) came in and proposed a plan.
  • Viewpoint of the southern states.
  • Us southern states think Slaves need to be counted as a part of the population, and they will raise our representation in congress.
  • That is outrageous
  • Viewpoint of the northern states
  • The slaves are a part of our population, and they should be counted! You are being absurd !
  • The northern states know the truth ! The slaves should not be counted as the population, and the northern states only want to have a higher population. They are going to outrun us in representation because we don't have slaves.
  • The 3/5 compromise.
  • That's quite an idea there!
  • I see we need a compromise. A 3/5 compromise. What if each slave was worth 3/5 of a person? In result, the slaves did count as part of the population but not a whole person, so it will correspond with both of your wishes.
  • That's a fair compromise, it would work in both our favors!
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