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How the Proslavery Constitution Led to the Civil War


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

2013

Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, p. 405, 2013
Albany Law School Research Paper No. 28 for 2012-2013

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This article explores the proslavery nature of the US Constitution and the ways in which that Constitution set the country on the road to the Civil War. The article points out that under the Constitution it was impossible to end slavery. Even to this day, in 2013, it would be impossible to amend the Constitution if all 15 of the slave states (or now former slave states) opposed the amendment. This article was first presented a symposium on the Constitution and the Civil War at Rutgers Camden Law School.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: Proslavery, US Constitution

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Date posted: April 2, 2013  

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Finkelman, Paul, How the Proslavery Constitution Led to the Civil War (2013). Rutgers Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, p. 405, 2013; Albany Law School Research Paper No. 28 for 2012-2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2243060

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Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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