Originally posted by sergeant:
The name is ricardomath, ricardo for short, sarge.
you supposed to be a math teacher????
As a matter of fact, I am. My research specialty is logic, something that your posts sorely lack.
Is 3/5ths as much as 1???
Is 3/5ths more than 0? That's how much influence that those slaves had on those additional congressional representatives. Note that Native Americans counted for 0. That is the default value for non-citizens.
3/5ths was NOT a "a way for the South to increase their population figures to gain seats in Congress"
Sure it was. Otherwise, slaves would have counted as 0, just like Native Americans who likewise had no influence on those representatives.
3/5ths WAS a way for the NORTH to lessen and counteract the influence of the south in the congress by cutting the south's representation in congress.
Counting slaves as 3/5ths, rather than 0, the default value for non-citizens, gave the South more representation than it deserved, since those additional representatives were in no way accountable to those they were supposedly representing.
What you used to, silver spoons whiteboy???
That would be ricardomath, ricardo for short, sarge.