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One nation, indivisible? : a study of secession and the Constitution

Author: Robert F Hawes
Publisher: [Middletown, DE] : CreateSpace, 2017, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 2nd edition

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Named Person: Daniel Webster; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Daniel Webster
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Hawes
ISBN: 9781514663486 1514663481 1596820918 9781596820913
OCLC Number: 1104807732
Notes: Originally published in 2006.
Description: 450 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One : The compact theory versus the nationalist theory of the Union. Position One : The Union is older than the states. Position Two : The Constitution is a Union of "people." Webster's key arguments against the compact theory. One last note on Daniel Webster --
Part Two: Lincoln's case against Southern secession. Position One: The Union belongs to the "people." Position Two: the Union is perpetual. Position Three : States would require permission to leave the Union. Position Four : There is no such thing as 'state sovereignty.' Position Five : Southerners were guilty of rebellion and treason. Position Six : The Southern States might have formed non-republican governments. Position Seven : The Southern States might have defaulted on the debts and obligations of the Union. Position Eight : Secession is anarchy. Position Nine : The South started it --
Part Three : The modern case against secession. Position One : Secession is un-American. Position Two : The Constitution and the laws were suspended under Lincoln. Position Three : Lincoln fought to end slavery. Position Four : The United States & Conferderate States could not have peacefully coexisted. Position Five : The United States of America is too important in world affairs to permit secession. Position Six : The Founders opposed secession and hoped for consolidation. Position Seven : The Southern States entered into an unconstitutional confederation. Position Eight : Secession is a question for the Supreme Court --
Part Four : The Lincoln legacy and modern secession movements. The war for the American ideal. A changing country, a growing backlash. Potentially helpful constitutional amendments. Secession --
American style --
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence --
Appendix B: The Articles of Confederation --
Appendix C: The Constitution of the United States --
Appendix D : Calhoun versus Webster --
Appendix E : Abraham Lincoln on the Union and secession --
Appendix F: The Emancipation Proclamation --
Appendix G: Nullifcation revisited.
Other Titles: Study of secession and the Constitution
Responsibility: by Robert F. Hawes Jr.


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