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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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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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The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. It was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later ratified by conventions in each state in the name of "the People"; it has since been amended twenty-seven times.[1][2] The Constitution has a central place in American law and political culture.[3] The U.S. Constitution is argued by many to be the oldest written national constitution.[4] The handwritten, or "engrossed", original document is on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The United ...