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  •  Also the 3/5 pertained to taxation. (2+ / 0-)
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    Andrew F Cockburn, hayden

    In those days the federal government billed each state on a per capita basis (so much per person).  The states raised the money in whatever way they saw fit and then sent it along to the feds.  So obviously if a slave were counted as a full person it would increase the amount of tax due by the slave states.  The 3/5 provision reduced this tax.

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