Hartford Convention Summary

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Document Response: The Report of the Hartford Convention The Hartford Convention began gathering on December 15, 1814 so that they could openly discuss and resolve their objections to the War of 1812 and political issues with the government’s rising power. The War of 1812 was a burden to the colonists of New England because proceeding as such threatened the obliteration of trade and sky rocketed taxes. The politicians debated on creating a new Constitutional Amendments, of many was the elimination of the three-fifths compromise which would give slave states more control in Congress. The Convention states, “[slavery] has proved to be unjust and unequal in its operation.” The Convention also discussed the right of Congress to admit new states
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