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 Posted: Fri Jun 3rd, 2011 12:27 am
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I always found it very interesting that supporting the Hartford Convention effectively killed the Federalist party by 1819 but the Democratic party survived and flourished with the tacit approval of the constitutionality of secession from the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions through the nullification crisis in 1832 (although oddly that fight was between a southern and western Democrat) to 1860. Perhaps it was because by the War of 1812 the Federalists were a fairly small, localized party. Any other ideas?

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