The 3/5 Compromise

The 3/5 Compromise

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This comic shows why and how the 3/5 compromise was made.

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  • I want to count slaves as part of the population!!!
  • (It was hard to count the population for the House of Representatives after the Great Compromise)
  • Southern
  • Northern
  • ?? hm..
  • We should not count slaves as part of the population!
  • Let's Compromise! We can make a slave worth 3/5 of a person right?We can will call it the 3/5 Compromise!
  • 1787
  • 3/5 Compromise: Count the number of free people including indentured servants. Then add 3/5 of the number of slave to that to get the total populatioon.
  • 3/5 Compromise!
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