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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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Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography: Grinnell-Lockwood

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1887
...proclamation, which was written by Livingston, the president thus defined his position : " I consider the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed...destructive of the great object for which it was formed." Gov. Ilayne, of South Carolina, issued a counter-proclamation, and a few days afterward Calhoun resigned...
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Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

William O. Stoddard - 1887 - 317 pages
...off another to the entire country, and particularly to all nullifiers. In it he said : " I consider the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed...unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle upon which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed." Some of the...
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... Life of Henry Clay, Volume 1

Carl Schurz - 1887 - 483 pages
...other manner, its character is the same. ... I consider the power to annul a law of the United States incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed. . . . Our Constitution does not contain...
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Andrew Jackson as a Public Man: What He Was, what Chances He Had, and what ...

William Graham Sumner - 1888 - 402 pages
...perhaps the most important in it : "I consider the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed hy one State, incompatible with the existence of the...destructive of the great object for which it was formed." This proclamation voiced the opinion and feeling of the whole country, except the milliners in South...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 1

Horace Greeley - 1864 - 37 pages
...practice." General Jackson summed up his objections to Nullification in these •unambiguous terms : "I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by itt spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it wag founded, and destructive of the great...
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One United People: The Federalist Papers and the National Idea

Edward Millican
..."parted with so many powers as to constitute, jointly with the other States, a single nation"; and that "the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State," is "incompatible with the existence of the Union."13 The same may also be said of President Lincoln's...
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The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to Bill Clinton ...

Stephen Skowronek - 1997 - 546 pages
...as the first was in its repudiation. Taking direct aim at the South Carolina radicals, he pronounced "the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed...destructive of the great object for which it was formed."^ He followed up a few weeks later with a proposal to Congress, which became known as the Force Bill,...
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Parties, Politics, and the Sectional Conflict in Tennessee, 1832-1861

Jonathan M. Atkins - 1997 - 371 pages
...demagogues"; in December, he publicized his official response in a proclamation declaring the doctrine to be "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."3 After arguing against the legitimacy of both nullification and secession, Jackson warned...
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A Course of Lectures on the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the United ...

William Alexander Duer - 1999 - 545 pages
...pursuit of an impracticable theory, could alone have devised one that is calculated to destroy it. I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the...assumed by one State, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OP THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT,...
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Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams

Wilson C. McWilliams, Peter Dennis Bathory, Nancy Lynn Schwartz - 2001 - 311 pages
...nullification threat. In his memorable Nullification Proclamation, he declared South Carolina's action to be "incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted...and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."30 He expressly denied the Jeffersonian notion that the Union is merely a product of an agreement...
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