Three-Fifths Compromise
Updated: 11/8/2018
Three-Fifths Compromise
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  • The delegates met in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  • Should slaves count in the population of states??
  • DEBATE!!!
  • South- We want to count all slaves in population but don't want to be taxed!
  • North- We don't want slaves to be counted in the population.
  • We agree to count three out of every five slaves toward state population and for taxation.
  • The Three-Fifths Compromise is established and decided that a slave would be counted as three-fifths of a person.
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