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An Agreement To Count Slaves As Three-Fifths Of A Person

This plan should be limited in time, because it is not a question of permanently installing historical equivalence, but of erasing the structural disadvantages. The weighted vote could be set at a certain period of years, say 24, which is only about a third of the number of years the three-fifths compromise was in force. This period would include several presidential, legislative, legislative, local and local elections, as well as referendums. Any elected office, regardless of its mandate, would face multiple elections, giving their constituencies the opportunity to hold their representatives to account. The three-fifths report was born from an amendment to the articles of Confederation on 18 April 1783. His speech focused on different social injustices in the American past and how lawyers correct those injustices. Biery used the example of the youngest Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III. The judge said that in 1787, when the Constitution was ratified, the “ancestors of Griffin. They were counted for only three-fifths of a person. Biery is terribly ignorant.

Or worse, he is consumed by the need to promote and promote a personal profession of faith. With the logic of the proponents of the “three-fifths of a person” interpretation, you think about the constitutional impact if the position of the northern states and abolitionists prevailed. The three-fifths clause would have been omitted and possibly replaced by language stating that “other persons” would not be counted for distribution. The Constitution would therefore proclaim that slaves are not human beings at all (zero-fifth). . . .

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