The Three-fifths Compromise was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman during the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention. It was added as Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 to the United States Constitution . It stated:
It was superseded and thereby rescinded by the 14th Amendment in 1868.
This Compromise and amendment stated that only 3/5 of the number of slaves would be counted. This was important for two purposes, which were: counting slaves in this manner (the first time this was being done with slaves for Congressional purposes) would factor into how many seats each state would have for the following decade (10 years) in the United States House of Representatives. Plus, population statistics in general determine what percentage each state would bear for the nation's direct tax burden.
Delegates opposed to slavery generally wished to count only the free inhabitants of each state. Delegates supportive of slavery, on the other hand, generally wanted to count slaves in their actual numbers. Since slaves themselves could not vote, slaveholders would thus have the benefit of increased representation in the House and the Electoral College. The final compromise of counting "all other persons" as only three-fifths of their actual numbers reduced the power of the slave states relative to the original southern proposals, but increased it over the northern position.
This seems arcane in hindsight, as none of the slaves could actually vote. However, the result of counting "all other persons" as only three-fifths of their actual numbers meant the Southern States ended up with lower numbers of Representatives and Northern States ended up with more Representatives. While it increased Northern States' tax burden overall, the North had more businesses and industries than the poorer Southern States.
Back in early American history, we Americans had a heavily debated issue over whether or not to count the southern slaves as part of the south's population. doing so, this would results in a very large majority in the House of Representatives, for Virginia. To avoid this, Congress came to a conclusion that all slaves would count as three fifths of a person when doing a census. How insulting this must of been!? :l
Formally known as the Three-Fifths Compromise, a clause to allow a slave to be counted as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of taxation and representation in the Congress. It was proposed in July 1787 during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Constitutional Convention. It was negated by the http://www.answers.com/topic/amendment-xiii-to-the-u-s-constitution.
Representation in Congress and also direct taxes on the population of the states.
well i don't really know i just know that this was the Founding Fathers' "brilliant idea"
the Missouri compromise, the 3/5 compromise, and the compromise of 1850 no it was thethe Missouri compromise, the 3/5 compromise, and the compromise of 1850
Henry Clay's compromise was the Missouri Compromise.
the great compromise, three fifths compromise, and commerse compromise.
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The bundle of compromise was a name for the US Constitution mainly because of the Great compromise and the 3/5 compromise
Missouri Compromise was signed in 1820s. The Compromise of 1850 was signed in the 1850s
Connecticut's Compromise and (Roger) Sherman's Compromise
Nadia made a compromise with Jeff to not fight. Compromise means:agreement
The compromise of 1820 is the missouri compromise and it prohibited slavery in unorganized territory of the great plans. The compromise of 1850 amitted california as a free state.
What was the federal compromise
The opposite of a compromise would be a failure to compromise, possibly a stalemate (remaining in disagreement or unsettled).The opposite of the verb to compromise would be to not compromise, to be stubborn, adamant, or inflexible.
The Great Compromise was also known as the Connecticut Compromise.
They made the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850.
the three fifths compromise was not fair
The great Compromise, or Connecticut Compromise, set up Congress by havin a fight.
It was called the Great Compromise.
Compromise of 1877
You have spelled it correctly, compromise.
Compromise of 1787 (the Great Compromise)
The Missouri Compromise reduced sectional conflict - it was a successful compromise.
There is not a Compromise of 1950 but there is a Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with the issue of slavery.