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Three-Fifths Compromise (Grade 8)

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Three-Fifths Compromise

The Three-Fifths Compromise was adopted to determine how many senators each state gets to send to Congress.
  1. True
  2. False
To what did the three-fifths in the Three-Fifths Compromise refer?

A compromise of using three-fifths of the slave population for taxation purposes was proposed in the drafting of an amendment to the Articles of Confederation.
  1. True
  2. False
The idea of counting three-fifths of the slaves for representation purposes was proposed by James Wilson and Charles Pinckney of which two states, respectively?
  1. Virginia, North Carolina
  2. Georgia, New York
  3. Delaware, South Dakota
  4. Pennsylvania, South Carolina
What was an argument against adopting the Three-Fifths Compromise?

Much like the proposition for the Articles of Confederation, three-fifths the number of slaves in a state were also used to determine taxation rates under the Constitution.
  1. True
  2. False
In the Constitution, the Three-Fifths Compromise is located in Article          , Section          , Clause          .
The Three-Fifths Compromise gave southern states an outsized advantage in Congress, but because the number of delegates to the Electoral College were determined by the population of free individuals, the North had the advantage when it came to electing the president.
  1. True
  2. False
The Three-Fifths Compromise excluded whom from being counted among the population of a state for the purpose of determining representation?

The Three-Fifths Compromise was repealed by which Constitutional Amendment?
  1. 13th
  2. 14th
  3. 15th
  4. 16th

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