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drafting the Constitution


The Struggle for Freedom
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Constitution: Slavery Defended

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Foner discusses slavery at the Constitutional Convention.
Professor Foner discusses extraterritoriality and the 3/5 clause of the Constitution

The Constitution: Slavery Defended
Resource Type: Primary Source
George Washington presiding at the signing of the new Constitution at the second Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787.

The Constitution and Slavery
Resource Type: Primary Source
The Constitution's clauses relating to slavery did not mention the word "slavery.”

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