Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Social Issues

Maryland Looking to Rectify Civil War Snafu

See also

It was strange enough to read that on February 7, 2013 that the state of Mississippi finally ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, making it the 50th and last state to do so. Now comes word that in the state of Maryland, the legislature is considering a bill to overturn a vote for the Corwin Amendment, which dates back to the 1860s and also concerns slavery.

The Corwin Amendment was an attempt by Thomas Corwin of Ohio to permanently block the U.S. government from overriding laws states passed to allow slavery. Only Ohio, Illinois and Maryland actually voted for the amendment. Ohio has long since rescinded their vote. Illinois vote was deemed invalid. Maryland’s vote is for some reasons still on the books.

College intern Shannon Welch of Bethesda. MD found the glitch in her state’s laws and alerted officials who are scrambling now to rectify the somewhat embarrassing situation. There does not appear to be any opposition to the upcoming legislation.

Constitutional scholars would argue that the constitution supersedes the laws of the states. Thus the action by the Maryland legislature would be merely symbolic at this point.

If you are interested in the Civil War, please subscribe to my posts by clicking on the “subscribe” button. Subscribing is free. You will receive an e-mail each time I post another article. Or “like” my articles on your Facebook/Twitter account.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!