- That there was a line item veto.
- That it prohibited secession (sic, you read that right).
- That it copied much of the U.S. Constitution, but struck out the "general welfare clause."
Was also reminded of the fact that Sam Houston opposed secession, and lost his office in consequence. I read one bio of Sam Houston in my Army-reserve training days a thousand years ago (probably this one). Don't think I really grasped what an interesting chap he was, might go try it again.