The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War

  title={The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War},
  author={Michael F. Conlin},
From the antebellum era to the present, Americans have been devoted to their two founding documents – the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. If there is one thing that generations of Americans could agree on, it was the nobility of the Declaration and the Constitution. While these two documents are frequently conflated by the general public, editors of leading national newspapers, and even a few scholars, they are actually quite different. Where the Declaration asserted that the… 
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