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Lincoln said in his First Inaugural Address, that the only recourse of minority-states was revolution. So if one is to concur, then technically Lincoln could not have usurped anything, because the majority of state officials supported him; and their combined discretion would determine the final judge of their own powers. Objectively speaking, however, the ...


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Short Answer: The words in the documents quoted can be interpreted in two different ways, and the correct interpretation is probably different from the one in the question. Also, what could be called the "Second American Revolution" happened after those documents and before the Civil War, and revolutionized the governmental structure of the USA. Long ...


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Question: What was the South actually afraid Lincoln or Congress would do that precipitated the Civil War? Short Answer: The trigger for the United States Civil war was not Lincoln's election to the Presidency. The United States had anti slavery, even abolitionist president's before and it had not provoked civil war. The trigger for the ...


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Exactly what it did: claim supreme national authority over the people of the individual states. Meanwhile, the Southern states argued that since each state had voluntarily joined the union, it had the right to leave the union; because the Constitution did not expressly unite them as a single nation-state (below). In 1776, each state was declared by its ...


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The US Civil war was a test bed for technologies that did exist or just begin development. Telecommunications: The Telegraph- invented by Samuel Morse in 1844, and telegraph wires soon sprang up all along the East Coast. During the war, 15,000 miles of telegraph cable was laid purely for military purposes. Mobile telegraph wagons and Telegraph Office to get ...


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