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Chapter 5: The Electoral Context in Antebellum America, 1788–1861: The Impact of the Three-Fifths Clause
Chapter 5: The electoral context in antebellum America, 1788–1861: The impact of the three-fifths clause

Ratification of the U.S. Constitution on June 26, 1788, created a new electoral system requiring the election of a president and members of the House of Representatives. While the Senate would be elected by the state legislatures, the ...

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