Sowing the seeds of secession: the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798, the Hartford Convention 1814, The South Carolina Nullification Crisis 1830-33

dc.contributor.advisorDenning, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcConnell, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-16T19:52:23Z
dc.date.available2019-06-16T19:52:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the development of secession as a response to federal laws in the United States. The main argument of the paper is the idea that secession could be used as a legitimate response for a state or states to unfavorable federal laws and policies was planted with the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions and continued to develop during the Hartford Convention and South Carolina Nullification Crisis. The main primary documents used in this paper to support the thesis are the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, the Report of the Hartford Convention and the South Carolina Nullification document. Additional primary sources include newspaper reports, presidential speeches and annual messages to Congress, and the South Carolina Exposition and protest as well as John C. Calhoun’s speech on the relationship between the federal government and the states. The paper examines the preamble and ratification of the constitution relying on primary sources for discussion and secondary sources to provide additional information. The discussion then moves on to discussions of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, the Hartford convention and South Carolina Nullification Crisis in separate chapters. The development of secession culminates in a chapter about the Civil War which explores the connection between the secession documents and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. The final chapter discusses two Supreme Court decisions in which the majority opinions rule of the legality of secession. The epilogue briefly discusses present day secessionist movements in two states. (Author abstract)en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationSmith, P.M. (2018). Sowing the seeds of secession: the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798, the Hartford Convention 1814, The South Carolina Nullification Crisis 1830-33. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.eduen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster Artsen_US
dc.description.programHistoryen_US
dc.description.schoolCollege of Online and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.digSpecsPDF/A-1ben_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/3524
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
dc.relation.requiresAdobe Acrobat Readeren_US
dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderSmith, Patricia M.
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History)en_US
dc.subject.otherhistoryen_US
dc.subject.otherAmerican Civil Waren_US
dc.subject.otherHartford Convention (1814)en_US
dc.subject.othersecessionen_US
dc.subject.otherSouth Carolina Nullification Crisisen_US
dc.subject.otherKentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798)en_US
dc.titleSowing the seeds of secession: the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798, the Hartford Convention 1814, The South Carolina Nullification Crisis 1830-33en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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