- Jun 7, 2020
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Leaving aside that Vermont was not a state until four years after the Continental Convention and that the cotton gin wasn't invented until six years later and the fact that despite that invention slavery not only continued full steam and the slave trade was not abolished by the U.S. until 1808 (but continued anyway) and there had to be a compromise in 1820 to prevent slavery from spreading after Missouri was admitted (which was then nullified by the KS-NE Act of 1854) and the 3/5 rule had everything to do with counting slaves as 3/5 of a person in order for the Southern states to goose up its population for representation purpose (which slaves got none of) everything else your wrote is irrelevant.
You’re listening to leftist sources. The 3/5ths clause had to do with representation, but included the whole nation, and nothing to do with slaves.
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