Richard Lyon
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Racism was deeply embedded in the US constitution. Not only was slavery confirmed and slaves treated as 3/5 of a person, but the legal fiction of separate nations was created in order to place them beyond the newly created polity. They were deprived of civil rights and dealt with as aliens within the continental space.  The treaties were one sided documents imposed by the American government. They turned out to be worthless when they presented an inconvenience to the call of manifest destiny.