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(The Root)   "The three-fifths clause of the Constitution is a good example of the value of political compromise"   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, U.S. Constitution, fifths clause, compromises, slave states, u.s. politics, Articles of Confederation, fifths, establishments  
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2013-02-26 08:43:40 AM  
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Sorry, I meant 3/5-assed compromised.

Carry on...
2013-02-26 12:33:27 PM  
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colon_pow: the 3/5th clause reduced the south's political representation by 40%.
it's really that simple.

The South was 100% slaves at the time of the 3/5 Compromise. You heard it here first, folks.
2013-02-26 09:08:23 AM  
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cman: hundreds of perfect examples that you could have used and you picked the one that is a stain upon our memory and hold it up as a positive event.

  You're aware that it was the slave states that wanted blacks counted as full people, right?  Counting them as "less than 1" person was a northern/free state idea actually worked to help end slavery.
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