KNOW YOUR GOVERNMENT
Which of the following statements best characterizes the attitudes of the framers of the Constitution toward slavery?
a) They were all slave owners, and were determined to preserve slavery
b) They supported the expansion of slavery beyond the thirteen states
c) There was sentiment to limit slavery, but political consideration made that impossible
d) They believed that if slavery was not mentioned, ratification would be harder
e) They preferred the gradual emancipation of all slaves
The Answer is c):
c) Slavery was a hot button issue and not using the term made ratification easier. It is certainly true that many wanted to do something about slavery but were constrained by the need to get support from the Southern states, particularly South Carolina and Georgia that had the highest percentage of slaves. On the question of the expansion of slavery, you should know that the Confederation Congress prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territory in the Northwest Ordinance (1787).
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