Philosophy

Top 10 Great Moments In The History Of American Liberty

#1. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions 1798-1799


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Drafted between 1798 and 1799, the states of Kentucky and Virginia presented political statements that took the position that the states had the right and duty to declare unconstitutional any act of Congress that were not authorized by the Constitution. These were written in secret by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. As a tool of balancing the power in DC this was an important move.

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