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Short of secession, nullification is the most extreme position of the states' rights philosophy. This view is an extension of Jefferson's belief in the supremacy of individual and states' rights over federal governmental powers.The nullification concept was first raised by the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions in 1798-99 in reaction to the Alien and Sedition Acts.In 1809-10 nullification was briefly revived by New England states which opposed a national embargo (Non-Intercourse Act).The concept returned in Southern reactions to the Tariff of 1828, the Tariff of 1832 and the accompanying contest involving John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson.In 1861 South Carolina and other Southern states attempted the ultimate in nullification in the Secession Crisis.


  1. Weayaya

    you said that correctly :)

  2. Rafal

    A useful argument

  3. Laine

    Where there is only against the authority

  4. Gaetan

    Excuse, that I can not participate now in discussion - it is very occupied. I will return - I will necessarily express the opinion on this question.

  5. Fitz Walter

    I'm sorry, but, in my opinion, they were wrong. I am able to prove it.

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