3/5 Rule Of Slavery Research Paper

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The United States Constitution was Americas first governing document which would guarantee the citizens freedom and equality; however, would also promote and protect slavery. After the constitution was written, the African slave trade would be protected up until 1808. Northern states were outlawing slavery, while southern states were trying to preserve slavery. Slavery was a way for southern states to gain addition representation within congress. This became known as the 3/5 rule, which would allow southern states to increase representatives within congress. The more slaves that were held within the south; the more representation the southern states would get within congress. This method wasn’t to stop slavery, but to maintain slavery.
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