FACT CHECK: DID THE STATES HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEIR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE WAR OF 1861? YES, THEY DID.

29 May

Yes. Congressional Congressmen made their legal argument through Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 of the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States”.  Slavery was tied to State representation in the US House of Representatives.  Remove slavery and States lose representation and therefore the power to affect legislation.

FACT CHECK: “.. THE LAWS OF CONGRESS ARE RESTRICTED TO A CERTAIN SPHERE ..” ALEXANDER HAMILTON SAID.

11 Sep

CLAIM: “.. the laws of Congress are restricted to a certain sphere ..” Alexander Hamilton said. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham FACT CHECK DETAILS: FACTUAL ACCURATE INVESTIGATORS FINDINGS: From June to July in 1788, the State of New York met to decide to create an agent to which it would delegate some … Read More »