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The Convention of Seceding States passes the provisional constitution of the Confederate States

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, February 1861, artist's impression
02/08/1861
The seven seceding states meeting in Montgomery, Alabama produced a provisional constitution for a new confederation.  Important differences between the U.S. Constitution included the abolition of protective tariffs, the protection of slavery, a Supreme Court sitting only when Congress called it, and the executive initiating money bills. The Convention then declared itself a Provisional Congress and sat till March 15, 1861. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Francis Norton Thorpe, The Constitutional History of the United States (Chicago, IL: Callaghan and Company, 1901), II: 595-596.

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