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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:30 PM

Who in the hell is

James Wilson?

. James Wilson was unloved by the people, who thought him a wealthy, anti-democratic aristocrat, yet as a framer of the Constitution he championed the rights of the common man. A preeminent legal scholar, he was three times passed over for appointment as chief justice of the Supreme Court. One of the best educated and most energetic men of his time, he spent his last years a debtor, hunted, in his words, “like a wild beast” by anxious creditors. James Wilson’s life was filled with contradictions, but it was, above all else, a life devoted to the law and to the new American republic.

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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:32 PM

1. What is the context? Who or what are you quoting?

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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:45 PM

3. Among other things, he proposed the Three-Fifths Compromise.

IOW, slaves were to be considered only 3/5 of a person for representational purposes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wilson_(founding_father)

Not surprisingly, he was a Federalist.

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