The Three-Fifths Compromise
Updated: 2/3/2020
The Three-Fifths Compromise
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  • Southerners: Slaves should be counted as part of the population,
  • The Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Delegates from the North: Slaves should be counted as property.
  • Northerners: Laws should be passed to abolish slavery.
  • Benjamin Franklin: As president of the antislavery society, slavery should be ended.
  • Southerners: Should slavery be abolished? Our economy depends on it.
  • James Madison: When counting population of the states, slaves should count as only tree-fifths of a person.
  • Delegates: We approve of this idea.
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