Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
Statements of principle adopted by two state legislatures in the 1790s; they affirmed states' rights in response to the federal Alien and Sedition Acts. James Madison wrote the Virginia Resolutions, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Kentucky Resolutions. Jefferson's draft of the Kentucky Resolutions included the statement that nullification was an appropriate course of action for a state in the face of a dangerous increase in the strength of the federal government. Although the Kentucky legislature approved most of his draft, it did not adopt this statement.
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Even though clerks in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and other states have been doing exactly that.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.
I first saw Marvin when I was ten years old, living with my parents in Arlington, Virginia.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He was long a correspondent of the National Intelligencer and other papers, residing in Virginia.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Then follows an account of the life of the Jesuit prisoners, in Virginia and England.
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The pipe has a modern look and is altogether unlike those found by the English in use among the Indians in Virginia.
He considered her the equal to any Newbolt that ever straddled a horse and rode over from Kentucky.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden