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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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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - 2005 - 228 pages
...danger, the source of our prosperity in peace." Jackson forcefully stated that he considered any attempt to "annul a law of the United States, assumed by one...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."14 Jackson's message carried great weight, and Congress, inspired by the tireless efforts of...
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Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism ...

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - 2005 - 304 pages
...clearly, that the claim of a state, any state, to be free to annul a legitimately passed federal law was "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."4'' Historical practice, compact theory, and constitutional structure, in other words, all...
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - 2014 - 308 pages
...Nullification, he said, was illegal and that he considered "the power to annul a law of the United States ... incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...destructive of the great object for which it was formed." Jackson also reminded the southerners that although he was born a South Carolinian, as the "First Magistrate...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Volume 7

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - 2008 - 11 pages
...without fear of refutation, that no federative government could exist without a similar provision. ... 7 consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incampatibk with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution,...
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