Sentences with 'nullify'
Example sentences and phrases with the word nullify and other words derived from it.
• « The resolutions introduced the idea of nullification, the right of states to nullify acts of Congress, and advanced the states' rights argument. However, the resolutions failed to gain the support of other states. In fact, most states rejected them, citing the need for a strong national government. »
• « These Southerners saw themselves as a beleaguered minority and claimed the right of states to nullify federal laws that seemed to threaten state sovereignty. »
• « The Tariff of 1828 led Vice President Calhoun to write his "South Carolina Exposition and Protest," in which he argued that if a national majority acted against the interests of a regional minority, states could nullify federal law. »
• « The Tariff of 1832, passed in the summer, reduced rates on some products such as imported goods, a measure intended to appease Southerners. However, it did not have the desired effect, and Calhoun's nullifiers continued to assert their right to nullify the federal law. »