We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Lesson 17 Primary Sources

"Left Wing Manifesto" (1919)

The "Left Wing Manifesto" was a document by Benjamin Gitlow, used as the basis for his prosecution on anarchy charges by the state of New York. While the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his conviction, its opinion held for the first time that the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause protected personal rights from infringement by the states.

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural speech.

Constitution of the Confederate States of America, 1861

The text of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America in 1861.

Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Lincoln delivered his first inaugural address after seven states had seceded, inaugurated their own president and rose their own flag.

South Carolina Declaration of Causes (1852)

South Carolina Declaration of Causes (1852).

Three-fifths Compromise

The Three-fifths Clause of Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.

United States Constitution

From Wikipedia: The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the federal government of the United States.

Lesson 17      How Did the Civil War Test and Transform the American Constitutional System?
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