Nullification Crisis

The Responsiveness of the Courts

The Nullification Crisis had an impact on the jurisprudence of American law, changing the interaction of the federal government with the states.

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The Nullification Crisis

John Calhoun and his like-minded supporters hoped that nullification would become a legitimate alternative to secession for the South. Nullification was the doctrine that Calhoun believed meant that states could nullify a federal law, on the basis that states had their own sovereignty and the federal government could not infringe on that sovereignty.┬áSee Daniel Walker […]

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