Three-Fifths Compromise - Wikipedia

g The effect was to give the southern states a third more seats in Congress and a third more electoral votes than if slaves had been ignored, but fewer than if slaves and free persons had been counted equally, allowing the slaveholder interests to largely dominate the government of the United States until 1861
The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise reached between delegates from southern states and those from northern states during the 1787 United…