Unformatted text preview: Constitution of the U.S.A-7 Articles o Article 1: Legislative o Article 2: Executive o Article 3: Judicial o Article 4: States’ powers and limits o Article 5: about Amendments o Article 6: Federal power; “Supremacy Clause” o Article 7: Ratification-Subsequent Amendments o Bill of Rights (1-10) Federalists promised a Bill of Rights for ratification Bill of Rights added 2 yrs. After Const. went into effect (1791) o Other Amendments (11-27) The Early Constitution and Slavery-Jefferson blamed slavery on the King in a compelling draft defending African slaves as people, but this draft did not make it into the Declaration of Independence. (When America became free, they could have gotten rid of slavery, but they chose not to.)-Art. 1 Sec. 9 (20 yr. guarantee of slave trade)-3/5 Provision (For every 5 slaves, 3 whites would be represented)-Art. 4 Sec. 3 (Fugitive Slave Clause)...
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