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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2007 04:05 pm
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   Ole, what I was saying was that if the southerners had given up on the idea of maintaining the balance of power by trying to expand slavery to the territories, they might as well have fought the Civil War itself thirty years earlier. That would have resolved the question of how much power the federal government had over the states a generation earlier. (The US population in 1830 was only 40% of what it was in 1860).

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