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What did delegates to the constitutional convention decide about slavery?

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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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nothing. They agreed to keep slavery and kick out the British
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Why didn't the delegates to the constitutional convention outlaw slavery?

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

How did the delegates to the Constitutional Convention deal with slavery?

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,

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 the  three-fifths compromise which stated that slaves would be counted  as three-fifths of a person for purposes o

How did the Constitutional Convention delegates decide to handle the slave trade?

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

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