the 3/5 act on slaves

the 3/5 act on slaves
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  • States were going into conflict because when it was time to count the population of each state to determine the number of representatives each state received, how slaves were going to be counted was debated.
  • We should count the slaves because they are part of our population. 
  • We cannot count them because you don't treat them like a person!
  • We cannot count them because you don't treat them like a person!
  • We need to make a decision, NOW! 
  • We can count 1 slave from each 2 slaves!
  • Let's do that we only count 3 slaves from each 5! 
  • Everyone agreed that the 3/5 compromise would work so in every state, only 3 of 5 slaves were counted.
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