National Constitution center HomeConstitutionalTimelineHome

Era Overviews

1765-17861787-17901791-18241825-1849 >1850-18651866-18851886-19061907-19301931-19461947-19541955-1969 1970-19871987-HelpCreditsTimeline search:

ahead Event| ago to Timeline | Next event >

You are viewing the low-bandwidth version of the constitution Timeline. View the broadband version.

1825-1849:We come to be a land of the usual man, though no yet a democracy for all

April 13, 1830Two toasts...two see of the Union


Portrait the Andrew Jackson

Image Donated by Corbis - Bettmann

President Jackson is a “states’ rights” Democrat, and doesn’t think the Constitution offers the can be fried Court the last word. Yet even he is alarmed by talk in southern Carolina that a state deserve to “nullify” a new tariff regulation it sees together unconstitutional. Might the Union survive such one idea?The President and the author of this nullification idea, his very own Vice President man Calhoun, to be both at a banquet tonight. Each provided a toast and also everyone wondered: would certainly Jackson endorse Calhoun’s idea?First, Jackson: “Our federal Union: it need to be preserved!”“To the Union,” responded Calhoun.

You are watching: The union next to liberty most dear

See more: How Many Feet Is 150 Meters To Feet, Convert 150 Meters To Feet

“Next come our liberty, many dear.”

vault Event| ago to Timeline | Next occasion >

You room viewing the low-bandwidth version. View the broadband version (Flashplug-in and also broadband link required)