Yes. Congressional Congressmen made their legal argument through Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States”. Slavery was tied to State representation in the US House of Representatives. Remove slavery and States lose representation and therefore the power to affect legislation.
CLAIM: “.. the laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere ..” Alexander Hamilton said. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham FACT CHECK DETAILS: FACTUAL ACCURATE INVESTIGATORS FINDINGS: From June to July in 1788, the State of New York met to decide to create an agent to which it would delegate some … Read More »