History of the Constitutional Convention

History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 20

By June 22, 2009 No Comments

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • Slavery, the Fugitive Slave Clause, and the Three-Fifths Compromise
  • A discussion on slavery, the Constitutional Convention, and the U.S. Contitution
  • William Lloyd Garrison and Fredrick Douglass’ views on the Constitution
  • The divisions between North and South
  • An alliance between Connecticut and the Southern states over exports
  • An analysis of the Convention’s handling of the slavery issue