Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Lafferty (R) gave an impassioned speech on the state House floor Tuesday, saying the Three-Fifths Compromise was included in the Constitution “for the purpose of ending slavery”—which isn’t true, since the compromise allowed slaveholding states to hold a massive amount of political power in the U.S.’s early years for the purposeContinue reading “Tennessee Lawmaker Bizarrely Defends Three-Fifths Compromise As ‘Ending Slavery’”

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