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" I consider then the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT, INCONSISTENT WITH EVERY PRINCIPLE... "
Messages of Gen. Andrew Jackson: With a Short Sketch of His Life - Page 194
by Andrew Jackson - 1837 - 429 pages
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Law as Culture and Culture as Law: Essays in Honor of John Phillip Reid

John Phillip Reid - 2000 - 481 pages
...declare an act of Congress void, but also to prohibit its execution. Jackson regarded such a claim to be "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."230 He rejected the assertion that the Union rested on a "compact between sovereign States...
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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - 1998 - 608 pages
...South Carolina's attempt to "nullify" the tariff laws passed in 1828 and 1832. According to Jackson, "the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, [is] INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION,...
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A Child's Guide to Biography: American Men of Action

Burton Egbert Stevenson - 2001 - 390 pages
...Charleston harbor and collecting a force of United States troops along the Carolina border. " I consider the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed...state, incompatible with the existence of the Union," he wrote; and when a South Carolina congressman, about to go home, asked the President if he had any...
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The Federal Principle in American Politics, 1790-1833

Andrew Lenner - 2001 - 223 pages
...that the states were sovereign within their own sphere, but that the nullification of federal law was "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution."10 And like Madison, Jackson adhered to the concept of divided or dual sovereignty. As...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 pages
...address on the eve of the Civil War. PROCLAMATION ON NULLIFICATION Published December 10, 1832 ... I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent u-ith every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was...
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The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review

Larry D. Kramer - 2004 - 376 pages
...this State."63 President Jackson responded with a Proclamation of his own, declaring nullification "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...destructive of the great object for 'which it was formed."64 A month later, Jackson followed up with a request to Congress for authorization to deal...
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The Supremacy Clause: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Christopher R. Drahozal - 2004 - 206 pages
...nullification "superfluous." Jackson's conclusion was unequivocal: "I consider, then, the power lo annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State,...the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly b\ the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on...
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The Constitution in Congress: Democrats and Whigs, 1829-1861

David P. Currie - 2005 - 346 pages
...existence on the local interest, the party spirit, of a State, or of a prevailing faction of a State." I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...destructive of the great object for which it was formed. 101 The tariff, Jackson went on, was not unconstitutional. It had been enacted pursuant to the express...
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Presidents from Adams Through Polk, 1825-1849: Debating the Issues in Pro ...

David A. Smith - 2005 - 138 pages
...by the theory, there is no appeal, the reasons alleged by the State, good or bad, must prevail. ... I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...destructive of the great object for which it was formed. . . . The Constitution of the United States, then, forms a government, not a league, and whether it...
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The Constitution in Congress: Democrats and Whigs, 1829-1861

David P. Currie - 2005 - 346 pages
...existence on the local interest, the party spirit, of a State, or of a prevailing faction of a State." I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed.101 The tariff, Jackson went on, was not unconstitutional. It had been enacted pursuant to the...
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