A Brief Enquiry Into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government: Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1998 - 132 Seiten
The political philosophy that would later guide the Confederacy. Originally published: Petersburg: Printed by Edmund and Julian C. Ruffin, 1840. iv,132 pp. This work is a classic statement of the political principles that would later guide the leaders of the Confederacy. It was such a fine exposition, in fact, that it was reprinted in 1863 by Northern Democrats as a guide to the political philosophy of the Confederacy.

ABEL PARKER UPSHUR [1791-1844], a Virginia judge, politician and spokesman for states-rights and pro-slavery southern conservative ideology, served as secretary of the navy and secretary of state under President Tyler.

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Seite 58 - And the articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the union shall be perpetual ; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them, unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State.
Seite 24 - Agreement, faithfully adhered to, will prove the most speedy, effectual, and peaceable measure ; and, therefore, we do, for ourselves, and the inhabitants of the several Colonies, whom we represent, firmly agree and associate, under the sacred ties of virtue, honor and love of our country, as follows : First.
Seite 55 - May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held at Philadelphia 2 for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation...
Seite 13 - That his majesty's subjects in these colonies owe the same allegiance to the crown of Great Britain, that is owing from his subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to that august body the parliament of Great Britain.
Seite 42 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Seite 51 - We, the people of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish the following constitution, for the government of ourselves and our posterity.
Seite 100 - That every power vested in a government is in its nature sovereign, and includes, by force of the term, a right to employ all the means requisite and fairly applicable to the attainment of the ends of such power, and which are not precluded by restrictions and exceptions specified in the Constitution, or not immoral, or not contrary to the essential ends of political society.
Seite 137 - Bouvier, John. A Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union; with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law.
Seite 26 - Friends, Countrymen, and Brethren — « By these, and by every other appellation that may designate the ties which bind us to each other, we entreat your serious attention to this our second attempt to prevent their dissolution.
Seite 21 - Continent, to consult together on the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Difficulties to which they are and must be reduced, by the Operation of the Acts of Parliament...

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