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4.2.8 Practice: The Constitutionality of Secession Practice Assignment AP U.S. History (S3137046) Karaline Fritchey Points possible: 40 Date: ____________ For this assignment, you will research and write an essay about the constitutionality of the South’s secession. Use the instructions and scoring rubric below as guidelines for the assignment. Read and take notes on the documents listed below, all of which can be found on the AP U.S. History Research Library website. Use the chart below to take notes on what each document says about the constitutionality of a state seceding from the United States. You can also do research on your own. Three other documents you might consider using include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution. You can find all of these on the AP U.S. History Research Library as well. Reference documents: 0 Confederate States of America, "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union" 0 Daniel A. Farber, "The Fourteenth Amendment and the Unconstitutionality of Secession" 0 "A House Divided: Did South Carolina Have a Constitutional Right to Secede?" Document View on secession Justification for view/evidence Confederate States of America, "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union" In this document, the state of South Carolina upholds the view that the federal government has continually violated the Constitution of the United States and they should have constant violations of the rights of the Their argument for this was their belief that the federal government had denied them their full rights in the goals of states rights. They go on to connect the action to the Revolution in which they broke away from Great Britain. Another
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state. justification of their act was in the constitution power is owned by the states individually. So in their eyes, they are justified in their retirement from the United States. Daniel A. Farber, "The Fourteenth Amendment and the Unconstitutionality of Secession" The way states being rather of remaining independent countries in a way only connected by treaty, they are states in a national government and the people are linked to the supposed government. It also claims that states have no power to prevent the connection between the government and the people.
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