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" Again, if the United States be not a Government proper, but an association of States in the nature of a contract merely, can it, as a contract, be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it. One party to a contract may violate it — break... "
THE REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES; OR, THE WAR OF 1861 - Página 57
1862
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One Nation Indivisible: The Union in American Thought, 1776-1861

Paul C. Nagel - 1964 - 328 páginas
...9 It was thus a familiar context in which Lincoln set his First Inaugural Address. First asserting, "the Union is perpetual, confirmed by the history of the Union itself," Lincoln then emphasized Union's precedence over the corpus of Polity. 50 In so doing, he brought into...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volumen1

Horace Greeley - 1864 - 37 páginas
...a contract, be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it ? One party to a contract may violate it — break it, so to speak ; but does...contemplation the Union is perpetual, confirmed by the hiatory of the Union itself. The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact,...
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Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Kathleen Hall Jamieson - 1990 - 275 páginas
...Contemplation and perpetuity were repeatedly linked. "Descending from these general principles," he said, "we find the proposition that in legal contemplation...perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself" (73). At the core of the speech is an implied question about the continued life of the Union and the...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - 1992 - 317 páginas
...Lincoln speaking at his inauguration. Descending from these general principles, we find the propositions that, in legal contemplation, the Union is perpetual,...was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association of 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured,...
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The Theory and Practice of Political Communication Research

Mary E. Stuckey - 1996 - 236 páginas
...Lincoln's. It most often took the form of a rhetorical question. Examples include, "One party to a contract may violate it — break it, so to speak — but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it?"; and "Is it possible, then, to make that intercourse more advantageous or more satisfactory after separation...
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Focus On U.s. History: The Era Of The Civil War And Reconstruction:grades 7-9

Kathy Sammis - 1997 - 128 páginas
...as a contract be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made rt? One party to a contract may violate it — break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it? 1997 J. Weston Walch, Publisher 17 Abraham Lincoln (continued} Focus on US History: The Era of the...
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States' Rights and American Federalism: A Documentary History

Lynn Nelson - 1999 - 232 páginas
...as a contract, be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it? One party to a contract may violate it — break it, so to speak — but does...perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself. . . . But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible,...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln Volumes 3 & 4

Ida M. Tarbell - 1999 - 568 páginas
...peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it? One party to a contract may violate it-break it, so to speak ; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it? . . . It follows from these views that no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of...
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Frederick Douglass and the Black Liberation Movement: The North Star of ...

Jin-Ping Wu - 2000 - 166 páginas
...of these functions and powers. However, Lincoln was also generally opposed to the idea of secession: "we find the proposition that in legal contemplation...perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself," and "the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy." If the anarchism succeeded, it would...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - 2004 - 576 páginas
...a contract, be peaceably unmade, by less than all the parties who made it? One party to a contract may violate it — break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it? Now Lincoln considers what follows from the hypothesis, which he of course rejects, that the United...
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