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        StatementKessinger Publishing, LLC
        PublishersKessinger Publishing, LLC
        LC ClassificationsJuly 25, 2007
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 113 p. :
        Number of Pages54
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        ISBN 100548145806

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Since the national government was sovereign wherever the Constitution had delegated power, with no obligation to legislate only to promote the interests of the states, Congress could make any rule relative to slavery in the territories or Washington, D.

Abraham Lincoln, Legal Positivism, and Constitutional History

we are left to choose that sort of agent, which may be most 'proper' on grounds of expediency. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thomas Koenig is a recent graduate of Princeton University and will be attending Harvard Law School in the fall of 2021.

Americans simply could not tolerate a federal system in which federal district attorneys, marshalls, and troops undertook the responsibilities of state officials, and in which the President of the United States regularly decided who would serve as governors and legislators in sovereign states. Ashbrook Center, and Senior Fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia.

Here Moncure Conway's insight deserves echo: "Mr. And any trick by which the nation is to acquire territory, and then allow Abraham Lincoln And Constitutional Government local authority to spread slavery over it, is as obnoxious as any other. Herman Belz, Reconstructing the Union: Theory and Policy During the Civil War Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 19691—13.

Of course it is not forgotten that all the new States framed their constitutions before they entered the Union, nevertheless dependent upon and preparatory to coming into the Union. This message also marks Lincoln's first full explanation of the purpose of the war.

Robert Marshall Root print of the Lincoln-Douglas debate at Charleston.in order that each state may regulate and adopt its own local institutions in its own way, without interference from any power whatsoever," he orated. To the last man, so far as known, they have successfully resisted the traitorous efforts of those whose commands but an hour before they obeyed as absolute law.

The slave whom you can not drive with the lash to break seventy-five pounds of hemp in a day, if you will task him to break a hundred, and promise him pay for all he does over, he will break you a hundred and fifty. II, 492 August 1, 1858[? : Definition of Democracy This is perhaps Lincoln's most succinct description of his beliefs on democracy and slavery. Much is said about the "sovereignty" of the States, but the word even is not in the National Constitution, nor, as is believed, in any of the State constitutions.