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Constitutional issues raised by the Civil War, e.g., a union of states or of people, nullification, secession, national supremacy; states’ rights and slavery; Thirteenth Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; Dred Scott decision; compromises over slavery in the Constitution including fugitive slave provisions and the Three-Fifths Compromise; Virginia's dominance in the Electoral College and its effects on the White House.

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