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Slavery and the Commerce Power

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When the Constitution was ratified in 1789, it contained two provisions that related to Congress’s power over the slave trade. The first, the Commerce Clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3), provided (and still provides) that Congress had the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” The Commerce Clause, of course, did not specifically refer to slavery or the slave trade. It was clear, however, to the delegates to the Constitutional Convention that it might impact the slave trade. For this reason, the delegates also adopted a clause that ...
beyond the states in which it already existed. The Republican victory in that election resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office on March 4, 1861. Both the outgoing administration of President James Buchanan and Lincoln's incoming administration rejected the legality of secession, considering it rebellion . Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a US military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina . Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state, leading to declarations of secession by four more Southern ...
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The Preamble explains the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Apr 10, 2008 ... Slavery and the Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the Interstate Slave Trade Led to the Civil War. New Haven, CT: Yale University ...
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Basically, the Federalists and Anti-Federalists were still fighting long after the deaths of Jefferson and Hamilton. The secessionists believed that the rights of individual states outweighed any federal laws and were more important than the central government of the United States. Slavery WAS an issue, but it was more about free states vs. slave states. Lincoln was firmly opposed to slavery in new states. The South wanted the new states to be slave states, otherwise the South would lose power in Congress and would be solidly outnumbered by the representatives of the free states. Edit: Top Five Causes of the Civil War: 1. ...
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