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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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The State of Europe: Transformations of Statehood from a European Perspective

Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Monika Mokre, Michael Latzer - Political Science - 2004 - 358 pages
...the Union. This type of argument was invoked by Abraham Lincoln in his first inaugural speech: ... in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining...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...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured and the faith of 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...
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - Study Aids - 2005 - 868 pages
...further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it 55 should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation...the Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." 60 But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 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...perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778. (4.265) Finally, in 1 787, one of die declared objects of ordaining and establishing the Constitution...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1T76. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 17T8. And finally, in 1T87, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution...
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Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism ...

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - Law - 2005 - 304 pages
...circumstances, the practical meaning of a more perfect Union was disclosed in Lincoln's determination that "destruction of the Union, by one, or by a part only, of the States," was not "lawfully possible." It was the nature of the constitutional order "that no State, upon its...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 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...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...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"... It follows from these views that no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union,—that...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured and the faith of the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...and establishing the Constitution, was "to form a wore perfect union." But if destruction of the Union, by one, or by a part only, of the States, be...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 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 be perpetual, by the Articles of the Confederation, in 1778 ; and, finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing...
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