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Q59. “I need help looking for where the
Constitution implies slavery. I looked at Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1 of the
Constitution. I need another example of the implied use of

A. When the Constitution notes “all other persons,” it means slaves (see Article 1 Section 2). When it talks about the
importation of persons (see Article 1, Section 9,
Clause 1
), it means the slave trade.

See also Article 4, Section 2.

The 13th Amendment and the unratified Slavery Amendment mention slavery

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