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Reply to "Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?"

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Originally posted by sergeant:
No. mag thought 3/5ths was a legistlative effort "pushed by the South". It was not. Exactly the opposite in fact.


Both NMaginate and Vox said that it was a way for the South to increase their population figures to gain seats in Congress, etc.

I'm not sure how their success in inflating their population figures would be viewed as a victory for those opposing slavery.


Illegal, noun:

A term used by the descendents of European Immigrants to refer to descendants of Native Americans


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