Would Georgia and South Carolina have signed the US Constitution if slavery was to be abolished?
Most historians believe that the Georgia and South Carolina would not have signed the US Constitution if it called for the abolishment of slavery. Their economies and cultures were far too deeply involved in slavery as an institution.
The Framers did not avoid the slavery issue when creating the US Constitution. Since there were only 13 colonies/states, Georgia and South Carolina would not ratify a constitution that abolished slavery. As a compromise to do something about slavery, the South agreed that all importation of slaves would end in ten years.