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Compare and contrast the Constitution of the United States and that of the Confederate States of America.

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The Constitution of the Confederate States was adopted in 1861 and was the law of the Confederacy from 1862 until the end of the Civil War in 1865. It was in many respects similar to the US Constitution. The Confederate Constitution provided for a House of Representatives and a Senate, and members of each house were chosen in a similar manner to US representatives and senators. In addition, the Congress of the Confederacy had similar powers to those of the US Congress, including collecting taxes, borrowing money, coining money, organizing the militia, and other similar powers. Many of the rights granted by the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the US Constitution) were also granted by the Confederate Constitution, including freedom of religion and speech and the right against unreasonable search and seizure. However, the right to own slaves was stated directly in the Confederate Constitution (and of course this right is not part of the US Constitution).

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