Excerpt from History of the United States, Vol. 5: From the Earliest Discovery of America to the End of 1902 Race war at the South following the abolition Of slavery, new social Conditions everywhere, and the archaic nature of many provisions in the Old laws, induced, as the century drew to a Close, a pretty general revision of State constitutions. New Eng land clung to instruments adopted before the civil war, though in most cases consid erably amended. New Jersey was equally conservative, as were also Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. New York adopted in 1894 a new constitution which. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.