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The role of government in the Confederate States of America

The Confederacy initially broke from the Union due to States rights. They wanted the government to play a minor role in affairs. Once they created their own government they were unable to create within it this ideal. In what ways did they emphasize national government? Why was their ideal so hard to realize?

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The Confederacy initially broke from the Union due to States rights. They wanted the government to play a minor role in affairs. Once they created their own government they were unable to create within it this ideal.

In what ways did they emphasize national government?

The Confederate government allowed protective tariffs in order to raise revenue. The Confederate government also included a "necessary and proper" clause and a "supremacy" clause similar to the United States Constitution. Interestingly enough, the Confederacy did not provide for a way for states to secede from the ...

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This solution analyzes the idealistic view of government held by the Confederate states prior to their rebellion against the union. Prior to rebelling they thought that the government should only have a limited role in the affairs of the states. However, after forming their own government they came to realize how difficult this would be.

Nearly 400 words of original text.

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