U.S. History

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"If representation in Congress is to be determined by the number of people who live in each state, should slaves be counted?"

At the Constitutional Convention, how would someone from a Southern state most likely respond?

Yes, they live in our state, and they should be counted.

Yes, they are equal to white people and should be counted.***

No, slaves were not born in the states and should not be counted.

No, slaves are not equal to white people and should not be counted.

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  1. No way!

    Look up the 3/5 Compromise.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. Yes, they live in our state, and they should be counted. I searched up that but I am confused still.

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  3. The white people in the slave states wanted as many representatives in Congress as they could get. That's why they tried to get slaves counted as part of the state's population. The number of members of the House of Representatives is based upon the state's population.

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  4. Its not D, nor A. So that should narrow it down a bit. I don't have the right answer... BUT I do know what answers are wrong and right. Someone out there should have the exact answer... but for sure A and D ain't right.

    Welcome
    -Mishka(A math Girl)

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  5. I don't actually know the right answer if you read my first message xD... just clarifying.

    -Welcome again
    Mishka

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