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ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, proposed by the Convention of the States, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

ARTICLE the FIRST

Section 1. Slavery, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall not exist within any of the Confederate States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction after the year 1870.
Section 2. All citizens of the Confederate States who owned slaves at least one year prior to the ratification of this Article of Amendment shall be entitled to compensation of the fair market value of any such slaves.
Section 3. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.
Section 4. Indentured Servitude shall be established throughout all of the Confederate States, but only for the payment of debts and may only be applied to negroes of the African race.
Section 5. Authority to regulate, not prohibit, the practice of Indentured Servitude shall be vested in the Congress of the Confederate States or by such body as they should designate by appropriate legislation.
Section 6. Article IV, Section 2 and Section 3, clause 3 of the original Constitution shall apply to the status of Indentured Servitude.
Section 7. Neither this Article of Amendment nor any clause of the original Constitution shall be construed as granting citizenship and civil rights to negroes of the African race.
Section 8. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

ARTICLE the SECOND

Section 1. A Convention of the States for the purpose of considering amendments to the Constitution shall only be called when at least five of the original eleven Confederate States together with other states totaling ten, legally assembled in their several conventions, demand a Convention.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.poop

ARTICLE the THIRD

Section 1. No State, upon acceptance by the Congress of the Confederate States to statehood within this Confederacy, shall have the right to secede from this Confederacy.
Section 2. No State shall be denied the right to interpose its sovereign authority between acts of the Congress of the Confederate States and the liberties, property, and interest of the citizens of the State, thereby nullifying any Congressional acts judged by the State to be an unwarranted infringement upon the rights of the State and the people thereof nullification shall be as follows: A State’s nullification of a Congressional act must be approved by a majority of the convention of the State; Upon passage of an act of nullification, all Federal authority for the enumerated and nullified act(s) shall be prohibited in that State; when a majority of the States accept nullification of a Congressional act(s) in the conventions of the States, then all Federal authority for the enumerated and nullified act(s) shall be prohibited anywhere in the Confederate States or its territories; No Federal elected official, agent, or branch of the Government General of the Confederate States may harass, intimidate, or threaten a State or the people thereof for exercising their rights under this Constitution. No Federal elected official, agent, or branch of the Government General of the Confederate States shall attempt to influence or use his office to attempt to influence the deliberations of the people regarding the nullification of a Congressional act, or the acceptance or rejection of a nullified Congressional act; any Confederate military officer, non-commissioned officer, or Federal official or agent who carries out or attempts to carry out any order by an Federal official or agent to deny or hinder the people of the State from exercising their rights under this Constitution shall be subject to the offended State’s laws and may be tried accordingly. Jurisdiction in such cases is specifically denied to all Federal Courts, military courts, or any other court other than the courts of the offended State.

ARTICLE the FOURTH

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than three years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified according to the terms of Article V of the Constitution within seven years from the date of its submission to the States.

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