The Three-Fifths Clause was one of the many compromises delegates worked out during the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It struck a balance between large slave states in the South and smaller northern states that had ... More »

The Three-Fifths Compromise settled the disagreement at the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787 over how to count slaves when determining a state's population for taxation and representation purposes. This compromise ... More »

The Great Compromise of 1787, or the Connecticut Compromise, was the result of a debate among state delegates regarding the amount of representation each state should have in Congress. More »

The attendees at the Philadelphia Convention, also known as the Constitutional Convention, included 55 delegates from 12 of the 13 new United States. Key delegates included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander... More »

Fifteen of the 70 invited delegates to the Constitutional Convention did not attend, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Hancock and Richard Henry Lee. Rhode Island was the only one ... More »

The Compromise of 1850 included many provisions that were not found in the original 1820 Missouri Compromise, which was the original attempt at keeping sectional balance and maintaining peace and union. The original prop... More »

The Compromise of 1877 was a deal between the Democrats and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes to withdraw federal troops from the South. By pulling federal troops from the South, The Compromise of 1877 marked the end of the... More »

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