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What did delegates to the constitutional convention decide about slavery?
In reference to the ratification of the US Constitution, the delegates agreed that the importation of new slaves would end in ten years.
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In reference to the ratification of the US Constitution, the delegates reached an agreement that the importation of new slaves would end in 10 years.
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The delegates at the Constitutional Convention decided to base the Constitution on the drafted by James Madison?
As Charles Cotesworth Pinckney put it, South Carolina and Georgia couldn't do without slaves. Slavery was a big part of the economy, for one thing, and, also, people weren't r…eady to give up slavery. People have to come around to ideas like that - because believing that blacks were on par with humans was a big, new Idea. Society hadn't matured enough for that. And outlawing slavery would cause such an uproar that the Constitution would never get ratified.
What compromise regarding slavery was reached by the delegates at the 1787 constitutional convention?
The three fifths compromise
By counting 60% of slaves for the purposes of representation and taxes. All delegates to the Convention recognized that this was an imperfect compromise to a difficult issue, …but many of the delegates redesigning American government didn't want to deal with slavery at all.. by counting 60% for all slaves--APEX
The delegates decided to form a constitution based on the Virginia Plan
What three compromises about slavery kept southern delegates from walking out of the constitutional convention?
There was only one compromise regarding slavery and it was thethree-fifths compromise which stated that slaves would be countedas three-fifths of a person for purposes of assi…gning House ofRepresentative seats. Another compromise during the Constitutionalconvention was the Great compromise which created a bicamerallegislature and the creation of the electoral college forPresidential elections.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. It seems to me that they would be in support of slavery because, assuming my facts are correct, Connecticut had a lot of slaves.
The delegates at the Constitutional Convention decided to base the Constitution on the blank drafted by James Madison?
Because there was no great Abolitionist lobby at the time it was written. 'Men are born equal' meant white men. The reference to 'property' clearly included slave property.
they decided to not change it for 20 years then have a revote on it then
The delegates knew that the slavery issue could prevent the Constitution from ever being ratified, and the states would have never become a nation. Therefore, they decided to …mostly ignore the issue and put off the major decisions to another day. The slave trade was to be banned after 1820, more than 30 years in the future for the delegates; but no plan was made for any eventual end to slavery. One historian noted that when the delegates put off the slavery issue for "another day," that day was the Civil War; a very bad day indeed. The consequences of failing to deal with slavery -- a huge war with nearly 700,000 dead -- are a lesson about what happens when a government decides to do nothing about a terrible issue that must be dealt with.
How did delegates to the Constitutional Convention decide how slavery would affect each state's representation in Congress?
By using the 3/5ths compromise.Only counting 3 out 5 slaves to be counted as 1.
Why do you think the delegates to the constitutional convention were right or wrong in compromising slavery?
The delegates were right to compromise over slavery because, despite the anti-slavery sentiments of many of the delegates, the southern representatives were not about to compr…omise the cornerstone of their economy. Demanding the immediate end of slavery would have caused them to walk out, jeopardizing the new nation. Therefore, the delegates kept slavery but left provisions for the elimination of slavery at a later date. Also, they added the three-fifths clause, which essentially hamstrung the southern states' ability to use slaves to inflate their population and therefore their representation in the House of Representatives.
The Delegates decided whether to ratify The Articles Of Confederation or our current Constitution. In doing so they created our amazing Representative Republic.
What did the delegates to the constitutional convention do when they were forced to deal with slavery?
They eventually compromised and did not specifically address the issue of slavery. For the census, they decided to count slaves as being 3/5 of a person.
How did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention decide that each state would accept the Constitution?
dont know man keep looking sorry :(