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In what ways and to what extent did constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 amount to a revolution? Prior to 1860 America was facing a national identity crisis, handling the issue of slavery. The North and South were facing differences on the mandating of slavery with the North seeing it as inferior. The South was in favor of slavery with the conception that slavery played a vital role in their economy, with the majority of the South’s money being based in agriculture. The North’s economy was based industrially and didn’t require the hands that farming and ecologically tending that the South thought they needed. The constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 played major roles in the developments through giving African Americans more rights and mandating the ability for states to have their own rights. Although African Americans weren’t looked upon kindly in the military, but they proved to be more faithful than the white soldiers. Throughout the 1860’s the States were fighting for states’ rights opposed to nationally sanctioned rights. The Country was going through a national divide with opposing views and the North and South. Congress was in favor of the North and the South was against the North trying to put a stop to slavery. In Document A, South Carolina starts talking about secession and giving the ability to give the state rights when they don’t agree with the government. It reads, “the

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