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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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Lincoln's Words on Living Questions: A Collection of All the Recorded ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1900 - 175 pages
...the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution having lost the vital element of perpetuity. 92 94 (June 20, 1848,...
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The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War

Kenneth M. Stampp - History - 1981 - 320 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 Confederation of 1778. And finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution,...
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Posse Comitatus Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime of the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime - Drug control - 1982 - 783 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...1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and es* Public Statutes at Large. Volume 1, page 264 givn the text of the act of 1792. and page* 424-429,...
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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth-century Perspective

Bernard L. Brock, Robert Lee Scott, James W. Chesebro - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 518 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...perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778"; finally "in 1787, one of ""For changes in the Inaugural, see MS of early printed version with secretarial...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - History - 1992 - 317 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." [SW 2.217-18] Of course, the "states' rights" school of constitutional interpretation did not — and...
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The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times, in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln, Paul McClelland Angle, Earl Schenck Miers - United States - 1992 - 673 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...perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778. 383 And finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution,...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

Thomas W. Benson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 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...perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778"; finally "in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution, was...
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Downsizing the U.S.A.

Thomas H. Naylor, William H. Willimon - Social Science - 1997 - 289 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 Confederation, in 1777. And, finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution...
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Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure

Mark E. Brandon - Political Science - 1998 - 248 pages
...to the Constitution, whose Preamble stated its object to be "to form a more perfect Union." "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." 2" Third, he insisted...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 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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