Now, do you know the two major actions that were taken on slavery from the ratification of the Constitution to about lets say 1809?Did you ever hear about the Pennsylvania Abolition Society? It was started by Anthony Benezet in 1775 and such men as Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin were members and leaders of the group at certain points in it's history. It was the first anti-slavery society in the US.
Then of course, there is all the actions against slavery that took place. Slavery was abolished in the Providence Plantation in 1652. Then in 1777, the Constitution of the Vermont Republic partially bans slavery. In 1780, Pennsylvania passes a law that will gradually ban slavery. In 1783, it was ruled in Massachusetts that slavery was unconstitutional. Also, in 1783, New Hampshire passes a law that started to gradually lead to the end of slavery. In 1784, Connecticut and Rhode Island pass laws to gradually abolish slavery. In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance outlawed any new slavery in the Northwest Territories.
Hint: Think trade.
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If anyone is revising history, it's you.
It was a dirty, but necessary compromise. The South would not have joined the Union without this messy compromise. Fact.
It actually strengthened the voice and power of the southern slaveholders.
It gave representation in congress to people who were not citizens and could not vote.
Which had the effect of giving the southern states more congressmen for what was considered property.
Leading some Northerner's to ask, why not give representation to sheep or cows? After all, they shared the same thing as human slaves: Chattel. Farm tools. Property.
That's what it was. It gave representation to property.
What was started then, and other abolitionist societies helped the North abolish slavery. the South wasn't ready to do that, and in fact fought a bloody war to promote and preserve it's continuation some seventy plus years after the Constitution was written.
It did not reduce the slave power, nor give "clear indication the Founders wanted to end slavery."
It provided the South with representation in Congress with a huge swath of people who were literally property.
To many Northerners, it was like giving the cattle on their farms, or their horses a portion of representation.
It gave the south a huge advantage in the HoR which lasted for generations.