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One of at least seven passages in the Constitution not read aloud in the House on Thursday was this one below: the "three-fifths compromise," which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person for purposes of divvying congressional districts.

One of at least seven passages in the Constitution not read aloud in the House on Thursday was this one below: the

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'To form a more perfect Union,' but reading sparks some division
Article | Finally the time had come to recite the Constitution aloud on the House floor. But first came the bickering over which parts of the nation's founding document to read at all.
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After wrangling, Constitution is read on House floor, minus passages on slavery
Article | On a day designed to celebrate the Founding Fathers' growing role in the nation's political discourse, Democrats accused Republicans of distorting history and the men who wrote it.

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