The First War of the New Order: How Rule of Law and the Form of Government Changed in America's Second Revolution
14 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016 Last revised: 10 Feb 2016
Date Written: February 7, 2016
The War Between the States should be seen as the first modern war of centralization and nation building. On the international level it was a paradigm shift in the way nations would come to view themselves and what was acceptable in both the treatment of citizens and in the conduct of warfare. Internally it was truly another revolution; the form of government looked the same after but it was radically different in function. The Constitution and the rule of law had very different meaning in the aftermath.
Keywords: 14th Amendment, constitution, civil war
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