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Unformatted text preview: violated because they are part of the majority. Page 316 Calhoun: consent created states and then government 2 nd Postion Authority comes from the people (disempowers the states) o Significant problems Historical: small portion only able to vote Philosophical: I wasnt there when this was made so why should I consent? Lincolns Position There was a prior Union o First Inaugural Address: I hold that in contemplation of universal law and of the constitution of the union of these states is perpetual. o There is a mystical union that holds us together to form a perfect union. Attempt to keep slave owning south in union....
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