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Why did the South choose to return to a Confederacy despite the failures of this governmental form in the late 18th Century?

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  1. From my perspective, a strong national government that infringed on individual and state's rights was the enemy they were facing in the North.

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  2. I take it you mean the Articles of Confedration that was our first constitution way back in the 1700s? A confederation as opposed to other forms of government (for example, unitary or federalism) emphasizes the political power of the smaller divisions over an apparatus of central authority. I am a history major with the ambition of entering law school someday. Please feel free to post more questions like this and I would be more than glad to help you.

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