The original AOC required unanimous vote of all 13 States to amend. The new convention simply bypassed that provision by declaring the AOC dead (the Congress of the Confederacy promptly obeyed and laid down) and then declaring they needed only 2/3 of States to proclaim a new government. Using this device, The other States were left orphaned and eventually were pressured into ratifying the new Con. nice trick, huh?
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