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Whaqt is the purpose of the three -fifths compromise?

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The purpose of the Three-Fifths Compromise was so Northern and Southern states would accept the US Constitution. This is because Southern states wanted slaves to be counted towards their population so they would have more power in the House of Representatives, while Northern states did not want this. The Three-Fifths Compromise was basically meant to be a sort of compromise for each side, where three-fifths of the slave population would be counted, hence the name.

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