The Issue of Slavery in the American Constitution

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What tacit agreement was reached about slavery when the colonies declared independence from Britain?

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1. What was 3/5 Compromise in U.S. history?

2. Which of these was NOT a compromise made in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of slavery in the US Constitution. You should study information such as the number of times slavery appears in the US Constitution and the federal government's reaction when the South seceded.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools were made to test you on:

  • Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Reaction from federal government after the South seceded
  • The number of times slavery appeared in the US Constitution
  • Agreement that was made after independence from Britain was declared
  • Compromises made when the US Constitution was drafted

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on America in the Civil War era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the compromises made when the US Constitution was drafted

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled The Issue of Slavery in the American Constitution, which addresses the following objectives:

  • Identify slavery and how it affected people
  • Understand the history behind slavery and how it affected the government
  • Review the line of discrimination
  • Recall the significance of slave trade and the Fugitive Slave Clause
  • Describe the process of how slavery was abolished
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