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The process of nullification may refer to:


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Nullification - LoveToKnow 1911 (642 words)
The belief in nullification was based on the theory that the union of the states was a voluntary one, each member retaining its sovereignty, though for purposes of convenience delegating certain powers of government to an agent - the federal government.
The earliest assertions of the doctrine of nullification are found in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798-1799, written respectively by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in protest against the Alien and Sedition Acts of Congress.
Nullification was first practised in 1809 by Pennsylvania, the governor ordering out the state troops to resist the execution of a decree of a Federal court.
nullification - Encyclopedia.com (1253 words)
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions declared (1799) nullification to be the rightful remedy by the states for all unauthorized acts done under the pretext of the Constitution.
A closely reasoned reinforcement to the doctrine of nullification was set forth—in response to the tariff of 1828, which favored Northern interests at the expense of the South—by John C. Calhoun in his South Carolina Exposition (1828).
The political constitution of federalism in antebellum America: the nullification debate as an illustration of informal mechanisms of constitutional change.
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