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Give Me Liberty! Sources of Freedom History Center Sources of Freedom: Hartford Convention (1814) The Federalist Party suffered a serious decline after the election of 1800. Despite a brief revival of fortunes due to its opposition to the war against Britain and the embargo that crippled trade, the party continued to weaken. In December 1814 a group of disgruntled New England Federalists met at Hartford, Connecticut and proposed amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds vote of Congress for the admission of new states, for declarations of war, and for laws restricting trade. Most divisively, the convention proposed the elimination of the three-fifths clause that gave disproportionate representation to the South. Amendments to the Constitution Proposed by the Hartford Convention, 1814. Therefore Resolved - That it be and hereby is recommended to the Legislatures of the several States represented in this Convention to adopt all such measures as may be necessary effectually to protect the citizens of said States from the operation and effects of all acts which have been or may be passed by the Congress of the United States, which shall contain provisions, subjecting the militia or other citizens to forcible drafts, conscriptions, or impressments, not authorized by the Constitution of the United States Resolved - That it be and hereby is recommended to the said Legislatures, to authorize an
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