The Articles Of Confederation Lead To The Abolition Of The Slave Trade Dbq

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Claim A: For Washington, a provision allowing for the eventual ban of the slave trade was vital to any compromise. Outlawing the slave trade had been a goal for decades. The slave trade was considered a great evil, even by many slaveholding Southerners who were against abolition itself. Claim B: The Southern states insisted on banning Congress from taxing exports so they can protect their agricultural exports or to prohibit Congress from banning the importation of slaves. Claim A: Under the Virginia Plan, the population would determine representation in each of the two houses of Congress. Claim B: Delegates from less-populous states wanted to amend the Articles of Confederation to protect their equal standing, which would preserve each
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