The civil war changed a lot of the meaning of the constitution
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), Jan 31, 2012 11:40
Besides the 14 th amendment which applied the bill of rights to the states, which was a result of the war, consider the change of phrase from these united states, to the united states. After all a war which kills 2% of the population must have an effect. In at least some sense the war changed the meaning of the 10 amendment.
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