Did Abraham Lincoln and or any individuals associated with his administration break the laws of the United States and/or violate the Constitution in any way?

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Yes. Lincoln violated many laws and chose to ignore the constitution at will. When he took office, the oath required him "to execute the office of President and to the best of his ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. He actions on the next seven points clearly show he was in violation of the law of the land. The seven most common examples of this violation of oath and law are: #1) invading the South after legal and peaceful session of the Southern states, #2) initiating a war without declaration from congress, #3) blockades of Southern ports and seizing of neutral countries ships and cargo, #4) the "emancipation" of slaves in the CSA, of which his proclamation had no legal authority in the South #5) the cruel retaliation against the South, known as reconstruction #6) the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus #7) the crimes against a civilian population, burning of towns, homes, crops, etc. In other questions in Part 3, we have examined: #1) illegal invasion ... more
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