eng111: Notes from Wilentz States of Anarchy

Posted in eng111 by bnmng on 2010 04/13

Wilentz, Sean. “States of Anarchy.” New Republic 241.6 (2010): 5-6. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 13 Apr. 2010

The idea that states have the right to disobey federal law was broached by pro-slavery segregationalists prior to the civil war.

The issue has been repeadely decided and brought up again, and is today being raised by those who don’t know their history or the law.

Even Adrew Jackson proclaimed that it was a “basic misunderstanding” that the United States is made up of soverign states who have the power to declare federal law null and void.

States Rights issues were used in an attempt to force seggregatin in schools.


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