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Three-Fifths Compromise

  1787 U.S. compromise on how to count population for purposes of the House of Representatives; slaves counted as three-fifths of a person
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Three-Fifths Compromise three-fifths of a person
Ironically, slave states wanted to count slaves the same as any other person so the slave states would have more power in the House of Representatives. The states opposed to slavery didn’t want slaves to count at all, so that the free states would have more power.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Three-Fifths Compromise , poll tax [8] , Ku Klux Klan [5] , civil rights movement [5] , Freedom Riders [7] , Civil Rights Act of 1964 [8] , Jim Crow laws [8] , poll tax [8] , Voting Rights Act of 1965 [9]
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