Definition of Three Fifths Compromise?


The Three Fifths Compromise is the deal made between the Southern and Northern states in the United States during the Philadelphia convention of 1787, whereby three fifths of the slaves were to be counted for the purposes of tax distribution and representation in the House of representatives. The delegates of the convention who were opposed to slavery wanted to count all the free slaves in all the states while those that were supportive of slavery wanted the census to be undertaken on slaves on their actual size. It was proposed by James Wilson and Roger Sherman who were delegates.
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Delgated agreed that all white plus three-fifth of the slave population would be countes for both representation and taxation.
The Three-Fifths Compromise provide that only three-fifths of a state's slaves would be included in population counts for the purpose of direct taxes, political representation in
Drafted in 1782, it allowed for 5 slaves to equal 3 people for voting and representation purposes.
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