GUNNY G: WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN AN AMERICAN “CIVIL WAR” IF THERE HAD BEEN NO US CONSTITUTION FIRST?
Would there have been an American “Civil War” if there had been no US Constitution first?
Our first constitution, the Articles Of Confederation, had no provisions for a federal government; no president, no congress, no supreme court–and, of course, none of the multitudes of alphabet federal agencies, a standing army, etc. that have come into being.
Our biggest problems and complaints now have to do with all of the above. And, it has been chiefly since the civil war that federal big government has grown even larger and more oppressive.
The constitutional convention that met in secret in Philadelphia in 1787 was to only update The Articles Of Confederation, not to do away with it completely and replace it with a new constitution. And, the new constitution would never have come into being had not a Bill Of Rights been added.
So, should our original, first, constitution have been amended only?
Something to think about.