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" Confederation, in 1778. And, finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was, 'to form a more perfect Union. "
Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session-50th Congress ... - Página 401
por United States. Congress. Senate - 1861
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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth-century Perspective

Bernard L. Brock, Robert Lee Scott, James W. Chesebro - 1989 - 518 páginas
...which contradicts the Constitution, and therefore is absurd," is eliminated and reason is substituted: "The Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of its perpetuity." Lincoln sometimes chose the longer statement in preference to the sharp, pointed word...
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

Thomas W. Benson - 1993 - 247 páginas
...which contradicts the Constitution, and therefore is absurd," is eliminated and reason is substituted: "The Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of its perpetuity." Lincoln sometimes chose the longer statement in preference to the sharp, pointed word...
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Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure

Mark E. Brandon - 1998 - 248 páginas
...and Articles of Confederation, to the Constitution, whose Preamble stated its object to be "to form a more perfect Union." "But if destruction of the...Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity." 2" Third, he insisted that the Constitution did not confer on the president the authority "to fix terms...
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States' Rights and American Federalism: A Documentary History

Lynn Nelson - 1999 - 232 páginas
...that in legal contemplation the Union is perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself. . . . But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part...It follows from these views that no State upon its mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - 2004 - 576 páginas
...objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution, was "to form a more perfect Union. " [14] But if destruction of the Union, by one, or by a part...Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity. [15] It follows from these views that no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - 2001 - 176 páginas
...a more perfect union.'" But if one or more states can lawfully destroy the Union, Lincoln asserted, "the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity." At this point Lincoln's history becomes a bit problematic, because the Constitution says nothing explicitly...
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber, Henry J Fletcher Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research Daniel A Farber - 2003 - 240 páginas
...more perfect union." But, Lincoln continued, if the Union could be destroyed by one or more states, "the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity."22 True, Lincoln admitted, if a majority deprived a minority "of any clearly written constitutional...
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The State of Europe: Transformations of Statehood from a European Perspective

Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Monika Mokre, Michael Latzer - 2004 - 358 páginas
...in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution, was >to form a more perfect union<. But if destruction of the Union,...Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity« (Lincoln 1861/1989: 218). There is little doubt that if a member state decided to secede from the EU...
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - 2004 - 185 páginas
...to "form a more perfect Union." If the destruction of the Union by one or by a number of states were lawfully possible, "the Union is LESS perfect than...Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity." To Lincoln, then, "the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the...
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - 2005 - 868 páginas
...objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was “to form a more perfect Union.” 60 But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part...perpetuity. It follows from these views that no State 65 upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that resolves and ordinances to that...
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