1. At the beginning of the Civil War, "Abraham Lincoln’s stated aim was to preserve the Union . . ." but that this intention "gave way to the then-'revolutionary' goal of changing the internal social systems of the Southern states. By 1863 the war to preserve the Union had become a war to abolish slavery."
2. The Supreme Court overstepped its authority in both Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned legal segregation, then later in Roe v. Wade, which overturned legal prohibition of abortion.