Posted by Lilly from ? (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 2:52PM :
In Reply to: What Kind Of American.... posted by panch from pool0153.cvx24-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 8:11AM :
A Justification for Secession
Although proslavery forces are usually identified with a strong states' rights position, the legislature of Wisconsin adopted (1859) resolutions defending state sovereignty after the Supreme Court overruled the Wisconsin courts and upheld the conviction of an abolitionist editor for violating the fugitive slave law. Ultimately the proslavery states used states' rights doctrines to justify their secession.
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