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- JUST THE FACTS: WHAT DID CONFEDERATE VICE PRESIDENT STEPHENS SAY ABOUT THE “OLD CONSTITUTION” DURING THE SECESSION WINTER?What did Vice President Stephens say about the “Old Constitution”?
- FACT CHECK: IF SLAVES PLAYED INTO THE CALCULATION OF A STATE’S FEDERAL CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION PER ARTICLE 1, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 3 OF THE COMPACT ENTITLED “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES”, DIDN’T STATES, WHERE THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY WAS LEGAL TO PRACTICE, HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND IT? YES. THEY DID.Yes. States, where the institution of Slavery was legal to practice, had a legal right to defend the institution if it had a slave code to govern the practice.
- FACT CHECK: SLAVES PLAYED INTO THE CALCULATION OF A STATE’S FEDERAL CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION UNTIL 13TH AMENDMENTYes. Slavery was tied to State representation in the US House of Representatives through Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States”. Remove slavery and States lose representation and therefore the power to affect legislation.
- FACT CHECK: ARTICLE 1, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 3 OF THE FINAL CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA PROTECTS SLAVERYNo. Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 are delegated powers from the States invested in its agent, the Congress of the Confederate States, according to Article 1, Section 1 of the Confederate Compact.
- FACT CHECK: ROBERT EDWARD LEE WAS THE ONLY EXECUTOR TO GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS’ WILL AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1857No. George Washington Parke Curtis appointed FOUR executors to his estate, including Robert Edward Lee.