Did you know that Congress declaring a slave 3/5ths a person was done to limit the congressional power of slave states and ultimately gave abolitionists the congressional power to abolish slavery?
Who doesn't know this?
So what is the point of this poll?
It seems to lean toward an undermining of the slave-owning South.
To correct the misinformation that is often put out by the history revisionists to promote their agenda. Walter E Williams explains it well in the attached article.
If I sell you 5 shirts for $3, they were worth 3/5 of a dollar (60 cents) per shirt. Every 5 slaves were worth 3 full people, so they were worth 3/5 of a person per slave
^meant to reply to Liberty below
I don't know what all the fuss is about this is well know by all who have studied history - although sometimes played differently on both sides of the equation. See the link.
They should have made it 0/5 to make the south eat shit.
Don't believe this bs crap. 💩🖕🏿🖕🏿
Forums further information, slaves were not counted as "3/5 of a person." It was specifically worded that they were to count 3/5 of them in order to avoid just that notion.
No, and it was specifically worded to avoid that.
Shhh... don't spread around documented facts! It hurts ppl's feelings & contradicts herd-politic's narratives.
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass understood the compromise, saying that the three-fifths clause was "a downright disability laid upon the slaveholding states"
From what I recall, the northern states wanted slaves to not be factored into the southern states' population totals at all. Southern states wanted the slaves to be counted as a full person (despite the fact that they denied them any semblance of human dignity or civic participation) to increase their power. So they reached the compromise at 3/5th.
Yep. See my post above.
They couldn't abolish slavery without an amendment as those slaves that were already in country, and their descendants, were grandfathered-in and couldn't be made illegal by the federal government by any other means except through an amendment. This is why the civil war ensued - because congress tried to circumvent the laws making slavery legal and tried to exert federal authority beyond what was constitutionally allowed. Unfortunately, the north won which was good for the issue of slavery, but bad for the issue of the government sticking to the meaning of the constitution.
Only the import of new slaves had a time limit which could be enforced by congress. There was never any constitutional authority given to the feds to make slavery illegal. Only a state could do that. The civil war was the first great departure of the federal government from the constitution. The New Deal was the second and it's been downhill ever since. The founders didn't sufficiently restrict government as they intended to do. They didn't foresee that a prez could threaten to pack scotus and thereby turn scotus into a rubber stamp for the expansion of federal authority.