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Federal Law & Slavery 1787-1863
Federal Law & Slavery 1787-1863
This site is, it tells us, no longer being updated and possibly soon to expire. Still, while its here, it lists key federal laws and legal judgements reflection the legal position of slaves, from the constitution to Dred Scott and all the less well-known pieces of legislation and rulings surrounding them.
A. Jackson, Proclamation Regarding Nullification (10/12/1832)
A. Jackson, Proclamation Regarding Nullification (10/12/1832)
The nullification crisis of the early 1830s provided a critical test of the relationship between the states and the Federal Government. Here, the President sets out the position of the Federal Government regarding the union and states rights.