AP U.S. History Exam 1.15

AP U.S. History Exam 1.15. What does the excerpt suggest about the position of Native Americans in the United States at the time of the signing of the Constitution?

A New National CultureEnacting the Constitution
AP U.S. HistoryExam
Growing Tensions Following IndependenceTroubled Relationship Between the Federal Government and American Indians
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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United States at the time of the signing of the Constitution? or I'm hearing your

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potential answers..... [Mumbling]

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well the status of Native American tribes was mentioned

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only a handful of times in the Constitution which was enough to lead to [Native American looking at the constitution]

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plenty of confusion let's see which answer might be able to clear things up

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a bit well at the time of the signing of the

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Constitution where Native Americans a required to pay taxes well take a look

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at the excerpts again Indians not taxed that means exactly the opposite of tax

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so it's not a case where Native Americans be counted in the population

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well when it came to the three-fifths compromise Native Americans were [Three-Fifths compromise appears]

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specifically excluded from the population count even though they were [Man playing instrument]

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somewhat better off than slaves who were bound to service so that eliminates D [Native American with a slave]

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and D which means that when the Constitution was signed Native Americans

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see were not seen as United States citizens not counting American Indians

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in a population suggests that the framers did not view them as citizens of

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the United States so the answer is C even though the framers debated certain [Ben Franklin appears in a room]

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issues endlessly they were pretty good at sleeping certain topics under the rug

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looks like there is always room for improvement [Ben Franklin grabs a broom]