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The "Three-Fifths" compromise. The Constitutional Convention in 1787 compromised the population count of slaves by counting each slave as three-fifths of a person | African American Registry


KNOW YOUR BLACK HISTORY: A Terrible Compromise - When Black Americans became “three-fifths of a person” (by AP Contributor Nick Douglas) —> “In 1783 the “compromise” was included in the Articles of Confederation. It was not about legitimate political representation. It was about counting slaves to increase the number of Congressional seats held by white southerners. It would give Southern…


The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. The debate was over whether, and if so, how, slaves would be counted when determining a state's total population for legislative representation and taxing purposes

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Effects of American Revolution Task Cards

Content includes: Northwest Ordinance, New Jersey and Virginia Plans, Three-Fifths Compromise and Articles of Confederation. These task cards c...


Included you will find: 1 flippable for the three branches of government 1 flippable for the Great Compromise 1 flippable for the Three- fifths Compromise Power Point that includes notes for each flippable 1 processing activity that asks students to create Tweets from the Convention All activities come with examples for both the teacher and the student.