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Old 09-12-2019, 11:40 AM
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What the OP fails to realize is preservation of slavery was seen as a state right. Read the text of the Corwin Amendment.
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No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
So it wasn't about slavery except it was in that the South wanted the right to keep slavery. There were other state-rights issues as well (tariffs and the power of the Feds in a Federalist system being the biggest ones) but slavery was the most tangible and thus become the representation for everyone for "state rights".