Usage examples for nullification

  1. He sent troops and war- ships to Charleston, under the command of General Scott; and " nullification" was overawed and defeated. – The Nation in a Nutshell by George Makepeace Towle
  2. This tariff bill was the first of the immediate irritating causes which induced South Carolina to go into the nullification movement. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  3. His fame grew and extended in the years which followed, he won ample distinction in other fields, he made many other splendid speeches, but he never went beyond the reply which he made to the Senator from South Carolina on January 26, 1830. The doctrine of nullification, which was the main point both with Hayne and Webster, was no new thing. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  4. The nullification movement in South Carolina, during the latter part of the third and early part of the fourth decades in the present century, had nothing to do, except in the most distant way, with slavery. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  5. Cases have heretofore arisen in which individuals have denied the binding authority of acts of Congress, and even States have proposed to nullify such acts upon the ground that the Constitution was the supreme law of the land, and that those acts of Congress were repugnant to that instrument; but nullification is now aimed not so much against particular laws as being inconsistent with the Constitution as against the Constitution itself, and it is not to be disguised that a spirit exists, and has been actively at work, to rend asunder this Union, which is our cherished inheritance from our Revolutionary fathers. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. The Hartford convention is mentioned, but not given near the place that it deserves, since it represents the feeling, very rife at that time, that such a procedure as nullification was quite justifiable. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  7. It was the time of the nullification troubles in South Carolina, and the ship was first sent to anchor near Charleston, where she would be prepared to support the authority of the United States Government. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  8. A few months later, in consequence of the Administration's vigorous measures against nullification in South Carolina, things were temporarily wearing a brighter aspect. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  9. Despite the later speeches of Webster, the doctrine of nullification had a new birth in Massachusetts in 1845, the note of discord having been called forth by the proposed admission of Texas into the Union. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  10. The emphasis should fall not upon the compact theory, for that was commonly accepted at this time; nor yet upon the vague remedies suggested by the phrases " nullification" and " interposition." – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  11. He then made a full exposition of the doctrine of nullification, giving free expression of the views and principles entertained by his master and leader, who presided over the discussion. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  12. Nullification is a remedy which it is sought to apply within the Union, and against the agent of the States. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  13. Sir, those who espouse the doctrines of nullification reject, as it seems to me, the first great principle of all republican liberty; that is, that the majority must govern. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  14. I hope none who hear me will confound this expression of mine with the advocacy of the right of a State to remain in the Union, and to disregard its constitutional obligations by the nullification of the law. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  15. Such, Sir, are the laws of South Carolina; such, Sir, is the peaceable remedy of nullification. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  16. With the entire nullification of this army fell the Empire in France. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  17. In doing so, however, she went the whole length of nullification and almost broke up the confederacy. – England in America, 1580-1652 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
  18. The war upon the tariff had been begun, and the standard of nullification and of resistance to the Union and to the laws of Congress had been planted boldly in the Senate of the United States. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge