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The Constitution not a compact between sovereign states

Daniel Webster

The Constitution not a compact between sovereign states

a speech

by Daniel Webster

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Published by Woodfall and Kinder in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitutional history -- United States,
  • Secession,
  • Nullification

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Daniel Webster.
    Series19th-century legal treatises -- no. 32093.
    ContributionsCalhoun, John C. 1782-1850.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination84 p.
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16319647M
    OCLC/WorldCa19331945

    The parties to whom this Constitution was submitted, were the several sovereign States; they were to agree or disagree, and when nine of them agreed the compact was to take effect among those concurring; and the General Government, as . Thus, a political maxim must be admitted: union, through the U.S. Constitution, does not equal freedom and can actually be destructive to freedom. Given the natural laws of sovereignty, self-defense, self-preservation and self-government, the States may in fact be better off not to be a part of a union that is causing their demise.


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Order your copy of Mike’s “Patrick Henry-American Statesman” book today. If the Constitution is a compact between sovereign States, as Mr. Madison always contended it was, then Mr. Webster admits, as we have seen, that the right of secession follows.

In the first three chapters of the third book, Story gives a short history of the origin and adoption of the United States Constitution, the objections to the Constitution, and the nature of the Constitution – whether it is a compact between sovereign states, or the supreme and national law of the United States.

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As of only two sovereign states, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have wholly uncodified constitutions. The Basic Laws of Israel have since been intended to be the basis for a constitution, but as of it had not been drafted. The various Laws are considered to have precedence over other laws, and give the procedure by which.

The major development illustrated by the Preamble to the U.S, Constitution, assuming that is the preamble that you are talking about, states and establishes upon what authority the Constitution was created.

And THAT is a big deal. The preceding “A. The word “modern” is a bit odd here, however: as we’ve seen, the idea that the Constitution was a The Constitution not a compact between sovereign states book among the ratifying states. ~The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union~ essentially is the "nationalist interpretation" vis-à-vis the "compact interpretation" of the Union.

Historian Forest McDonald avows, "The Constitution would be a compact not among sovereign states, as was the Articles of Confederation, nor a Lockean compact between ruler and ruled /5(3). The first installment in this series reviewed highlights from the recently-issued Volume 27 of the Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States, which covers South Carolina.

This second installment continues with highlights from Vol which covers New Hampshire. New Hampshire was a small state, but its ratification was : Rob Natelson. The Preamble to the United States Constitution, beginning with the words We the People, is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles.

Courts have referred to it as reliable evidence of the Founding Fathers' intentions regarding the Constitution's meaning and what they hoped the Constitution would achieve.

Page 24 - This study renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple, and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle.

The Constitution was a creation of the 13 sovereign states of the Confederation. It was an agreement between them to form a federal government to perform specific delegated duties. It is a compact. The term compact in this instance means a. Catechism of the Constitution of the United States.

A brief exposition of the true elementary principles of that great compact between sovereign states Item PreviewPages:   McDonald’s main contention is that the “original understanding” of the Constitution was as a “compact,” one “not among sovereign states,” nor “of the whole people among themselves,” but “among peoples of different political societies, in their capacities as peoples of the several states.”.

“The Constitution of the United States forms a government, not a league; and whether it be formed by compact between the States or in any other manner, its character is the same.” That government “operates directly on the people individually, not upon the States,” as.

The sovereign people of the United States exist organically within the states and never outside of them: “The key to the mystery is precisely in their appellation United States, which is not the. To be certain, Webster’s unionist’s views were based upon the notion that the US Constitution was NOT a federal compact assented to by sovereign states, but rather was an independent, sovereign, self-sustaining government created by one body-politic to the exclusion of the states and their agents (state governments).

A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States () by It declares, that the ratification by nine States shall be sufficient to establish the constitution between the States so ratifying. "federal," implies a league — and this, a compact between sovereign communities; and, of course, it is impossible for the.

The United States Constitution: Resources Guide Explore the links in the text of the Constitution below to discover a variety of relevant, classroom ready, lessons and activities from the Bill of Rights Institute. A guiding question for each lesson is included below each section.

(Full Text of the Constitution – PDF) U.S. Constitution Text Preamble [ ]. According to Madison, the Constitution was a compact between sovereign states by which they delegated particular powers to the federal government.

“This Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact, to which the states are parties.”. This is not what the Founders intended, and it is not what the constitution allows.

The States are the parties to the compact (constitution) which formed the union, the States created the general government, and it is the States who thus created and determined the limits of the federal court.

compact between sovereign bodies. On this principle the people of the State, acting in their sovereign capacity in convention, precisely as they did in the adoption of their own and the Federal Constitution, have declared, by the ordinance, that the acts of Congress which imposed duties under the authority to lay.

The principal thesis of the book is that the Jeffersonian, states' rights understanding of America's founding and the Constitution is correct. When the American colonies assembled in the Continental Congress and adopted the Declaration of Independence inthey did not create a new nation, Abraham Lincoln to the contrary notwithstanding.

Moreover, the Constitution is not written in the form of an interstate compact. Its structure is based on the standard form of a royal charter by which the sovereign granted power to others. In the case of the Constitution, the sovereign is “We the People,” recited in the same place that the king’s name would have been located before Author: Rob Natelson.

differences now subsisting or that hereafter may arise between two or more States concerning boundary, jurisdiction or any other causes whatever[.]” The concern over unregulated interstate cooperation resulted in the adoption of the “compact clause” in Article I, sect.

10, cl. 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which is a carry-over fromFile Size: 1MB. To All, Was reading a new book, Dixie Betrayed: How The South Really Lost The Civil War, by David J. Eicher, when I came across the following in Chap Jockying For Position, pages "Meanwhile, an even greater shocker rose to the floor of the Senate.

On February 5 [], the Senate heard a proposed amendment to the Confederate Constitution. The sovereign commonwealth has never abrogated its sovereignty; the Constitution is a Federal compact amongst equals; the United States is a federated Union, not an organic nation.

Stephens was a liberal of the Jeffersonian school. We, the people of the State of Texas, by delegates in convention assembled, do declare and ordain that the ordinance adopted by our convention of delegates on the 4th day of July, A.D.and afterwards ratified by us, under which the Republic of Texas was admitted into the Union with other States, and became a party to the compact styled.

This was an unanswerable criticism of Judge Joseph Story’s theory of federalism in Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (). Story systematically inverted the received opinion that the Constitution is a compact between sovereign states creating a central government and delegating to it only enumerated powers.

Few words are perceived to be more politically incorrect in America than the s-word, secession. Thanks mostly to Abraham Lincoln, secession is considered to be a complete anathema by liberals and conservatives alike. Although most Americans believ.

I T WILL be recalled that Section 2 of Article III of the Constitution extended the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to “controversies between a State and Citizens of another State.” There was no question that a State could bring such an action. Georgia, inhad brought an action against one Brailsford, a British subject, to confiscate payment of a debt that was owed him.

Alas, not only is the idea of one entity’s (in this case, the American people’s) compacting with itself nonsense, but the claim that the Constitution was not ratified by thirteen sovereign states conflicts with the plain facts of the matter.

As does the idea that it excluded a right of secession. * The United States Constitution is the written pact that established the U.S. federal government and vested it with certain powers. By the terms of this pact, it is “the supreme Law of the Land,” and all federal, state, and local government officials.

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This is the leading and fundamental rule, from which the following may be deduced as consequences. The Federalist position, argued by Calhoun, was that the Articles of Confederation, proposed in and finally ratified inwere a compact between sovereign states and formed the Union.

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ebook had been eliminated.”17 Yet that does not mean that there is no room for a sovereign national people. “The reality was considerable con-fusion, not a first theorem,” he maintains This Note jumps into the fray, closely examining the Constitution it.