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Jul 03 2015

Prelude to US Civil War – Timeline

Here are some key events from the timeline of the US Civil War: 1857 – US Supreme Court decision in “Dred Scott v. Sanford” excluded blacks from citizenship and permitted slavery in all new territories, declaring the 1820 Missouri Compromise as unconstitutional 1858 – Lincoln – Douglas debates 1859 – Oct 16 – John Brown …

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Aug 18 2013

The Right to Privacy

The right to privacy existed before the U.S. Constitution was written. But the Constitution and the Bill of Rights reinforce protections against privacy that were established in common law previously. The First Amendment establishes a right to freedom of speech. The First Amendment to the US Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an …

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