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Revolutionary Origins of the South's Constitutional Defenses

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This article looks at the adaptation of legal defenses used to justify opposition to Acts of Parliament in the Revolutionary period and those used by Southern states to justify secession in 1860. Particular attention is given to the idea that Southern secessionists saw themselves as following in the footsteps of the founding fathers in seeking severance from their corrupt government and examining the actual similarities and differences between the two movements and their central arguments.