Civil War Reactionaries

Civil War Reactionaries : North and South Relations; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other Sources (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Civil War Reactionaries: North and South Relations; Excerpts From Newspapers and Other Sources Secession began when South Carolina, in December, 1860, withdrew from the Union. The other Cotton States followed her example. Congress was in session and made no protest. Members of Congress, on leaving their seats, made farewell speeches, shook hands with the other members, and returned to their States that claimed to be no longer in the Union but foreign States. As they made these farewell addresses, Congress did not declare those men rebels, nor the inhabitants of these States to be in insurrection. Months passed, and in March President Lincoln declared that a State could not withdraw from the Union, and that all the inhabitants of the seceding States remained citizens of the United States, and all who obeyed their States were in insurrection. Congress had not so declared, but Lincoln took steps to inaugurate a war and called on the States to furnish troops. The Northern States furnished troops. At the December term of 1862 cases involving the legality of the blockade of the Southern -ports were heard by the Supreme Court. In one of these cases, U. S. Reports, Volume 67, Justice Grier, on page 668, delivering the opinion of the court, said: By the Constitution Congress alone has the power to declare a national or foreign war. It cannot declare war against a State or any number of States by virtue of any clause in the Constitution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • 9780243251964