How did the question of slavery emerge as a national issue by the time of the Revolution and the Constitutional Convention? Ultimately, how did the Constitution deal with the question of slavery? Do you find this to be an effective solution? Why/why not?
3-Page essay (excluding cover page and references). You should use a minimum of 2-4 sources
Use the documents listed below to answer the following questions:
Review the following documents.
1. Jefferson, Thomas (1776). Original draft of the Declaration of Independence. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/declara/ruffdrft.html
2. Debates about slavery during the Constitutional Convention (Focus on the minutes of the Constitutional Convention from Aug. 21-22, 1787.) The complete minutes may be found at: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/debates_821.asp and http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/debates_822.asp
3. United States Constitution from 1 / 3 https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript