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Why was slave trade an issue at the constitutional convention?

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Answered 2010-11-26 01:00:42

Slave trade became an important issue during the Constitutional Convention. Southern slaveholders did not want the Congress to take the power over slave trade while controlling foreign affairs. So they only let the Congress have power over trade, excluding slave trade, for next twenty years.

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