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The Ordinance of Secession passed by South Carolina in 1860 presents an interpretation of the Constitution long since lost today. The united States was a fairly loose association of states with a weak central government whose purpose was to mostly serve as a representative in dealing with foreign affairs.
The War of Northern Aggression was really a question over grammar: is it the United States is, or the United States are? Appomattox settled the question. It is the United States is. If you want to trace the monstrous growth of the federal government’s power and intrusion in everyday life, look no further than the immediate years before and after the war. It all began when the federal government defeated states’ rights by the cannon and sword.