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"Upon what principle is it that the slaves shall be computed in the representation? Are they men? Then make them citizens and let them vote. Are they property? Why then is no other property included"
- Gouverneur Morris

What is the meaning of this quote?
What is he implying?
What is the impact of this quote on 18th century Americans?

Morris was a Yankee who didn't want the south to get extra representation because of slaves, who couldn't vote. The south didn't want them to vote, but wanted the extra representation.

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