Origin of nullification
Examples from the Web for nullification
This behavior is so unprecedented that neutral observers have likened it to nullification and other anti-majoritarian tactics.Why Democrats Should End Nomination Filibusters
October 31, 2013
His point being I guess that nullification wasn't limited to the South.The South's Contribution (Singular!)
February 12, 2013
The nullification craziness, mostly talk during the first Obama term, is inching toward codification.The GOP Plan to Steal Elections
January 26, 2013
It's a form of nullification, and Jim DeMint even used the word.I'm Reading George Clinton for the 4th
July 4, 2012
Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?The Meltdown’s True Villain
August 6, 2011
Nullification, the forerunner of disunion, rose from a question of tariff.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915
Basil L. Gildersleeve
This was the doctrine of nullification which grew to secession in 1860.
The topic of nullification was dragged in by Southern speakers.
“Nullification” was the name which this referendum soon acquired.Expansion and Conflict
William E. Dodd
She would dance his nullification, she would dance to her unseen Lord.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Word Origin and History for nullification
in U.S. political sense of "a state's refusing to allow a federal law to be enforced," 1798, in Thomas Jefferson; from Late Latin nullificationem (nominative nullificatio) "a making as nothing," from past participle stem of nullificare (see nullify). Related: Nullificationist.
The doctrine that states can set aside federal laws. Urged in the late 1820s by John C. Calhoun, nullification precipitated a crisis between Calhoun and President Andrew Jackson. The doctrine was foreshadowed by Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Kentucky Resolutions. (See Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.)