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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2008 06:31 pm
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It was in their minds an act of nullification and a case of States Rights to decide this question, not the Federal Government. Round one to South Carolina.

Seems a bit strange to celebrate a law keeping black mariners out of a port city because they might contaminate the local slave population. It was, of course, a protest against tariffs.

The opposed this for a number of reasons. First they were afraid of the eventual abolishment of slavery by the Northern majority.

In 1827, there was no Northern majority. The fear of being outvoted began to arise in the late '40s and didn't become a justified fear until the mid '50s.

Guess I should quote the whole post rather than bits and pieces. Be back later.


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