The Three-Fifths Compromise: Definition & Summary


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The Southern states wanted to count each slave as part of the population because _____.

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1. The Three-Fifths Compromise meant that _____.

2. The Founding Fathers considered banning slavery in the Constitution, but instead chose to extend the slave trade for _____ years.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the Three-Fifths Compromise. You will be tested on the thinking of Northern and Southern states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Why Southern states wanted every slave to count as part of the population
  • What the compromise meant
  • The Founding Father who brought the idea of the compromise to the federal government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Three-Fifths Compromise
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the thought process of Southern states
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the agenda of Northern states and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the compromise, study the lesson The Three-Fifths Compromise: Definition & Summary. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the meaning of the compromise
  • Explains the Articles of Confederation
  • Covers the ratification of the United States Constitution
  • Explores the passing of the 13th Amendment in 1865