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" The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States... "
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States' Rights and American Federalism: A Documentary History

Lynn Nelson - History - 1999 - 232 pages
...legal contemplation the Union is perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself. . . . But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only...the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows from...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776, It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...the Constitution, was "to form a more perfect Union. " [14] But if destruction of the Union, by one, or by a part only, of the States, be lawfully possible,...
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The Moral Authority of Government: Essays to Commemorate the Centennial of ...

Moorhead Kennedy, Ralph Gordon Hoxie, Brenda Repland - Political Science - 300 pages
...understood this, Lincoln said the nation could not indefinitely exist "half slave and half free."3 for ordaining and establishing the Constitution, was 'to form a more perfect union'." Why was Lincoln categorically opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise; categorically opposed...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...British rule. The Union was further matured, he continued, "and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation. And finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution,...
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Africans in the Americas Our Journey Throughout the World: The Long African ...

Sabas Whittaker, M.F.A. - History - 2003 - 368 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

Political oratory - 2003 - 337 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1 776. It was further matured and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution, was "to form a more perfect union." Story's (and Lincoln's) history aimed at establishing the certain principle that the Constitution was...
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION." But if the destaiction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...the Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION." It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union;...
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