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state rights

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plural noun
  1. states' rights.
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Examples from the Web for state rights

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  • But the State-rights men and the south generally understood.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

  • Forget your old State-Rights doctrine, or off goes your head.

  • And his subsequent utterances are in harmony with the State-rights doctrine to which Calhoun seems to have converted him.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

  • But the State-rights men had a still greater strength than even this, if the question be conceded to be one of construction.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

  • The chapter is also instructive in showing State-rights utterances of Webster made before and after the speech.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed


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