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to put an end to, especially formally and with authority

to make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount

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He suggests that it was this "singular history and political culture" that produced the rabid fire-eater proslavery advocates and nullifiers 150 years later.
After populist president Andrew Jackson repudiated the South Carolina antitariff nullifiers in the name of national union, explains Randall G.
He carved out "a third way, between Federalists and AntiFederalists, strict and broad constructionists, Hamilton and Jefferson, and ultimately nationalists and nullifiers.
Calhoun and his fellow South Carolina nullifiers did not prevail when faced with (1) Andrew Jackson's threat to use federal troops to collect tariffs accruing in South Carolina, and (2) a promised relaxation of the tariff.
Frank Blair noted that "the absconding abolitionists from the north, who, in my county at least, are the principle leaders of the Anti-Benton party, find it necessary to turn pro-slavery nullifiers to free themselves from the suspicion which attends their place of birth.
When the Twenty-Third Congress met in December 1833, the Democrats had a comfortable majority of 147 members in the House as opposed to 113 members representing the National Republicans, the Anti-Masons, the Nullifiers, and the States Rights parties (all of which would soon loosely combine to makeup the Whig Party).
Here his main targets are the defenders of states' rights--a motley collection, for him, of nullifiers, seceders, and insurrectionists.
The nullifiers stood at one extreme of the federalism spectrum, but nonetheless operated within a viable tradition of less centralized constitutionalism.
Fremont vowed to Charles Robinson to continue their struggle against the slave power: "As you stood by me firmly and generously, when we were defeated by the Nullifiers in California, I have every disposition to stand by you in the same way in your battle with them in Kansas.
The rest were an odd assortment of Old Republicans, Nullifiers, states' rights Whigs, and elitist tidewater Democrats.
Dodimus Duckworth (1833), which describes in mock-heroic style the experiences of a spoiled child who ultimately becomes a country doctor; A Yankee Among the Nullifiers (1833), a fictional account of a visit by Greene to South Carolina, also the story of tricks practiced by a crafty clock-peddler; and Travels in America, by George Fibbleton, Esq.
The research also showed that similar results were obtained when nullifiers were excluded.
MIT's APA technology is designed to focus microwave heat at large tissue masses deep within the human torso while utilizing nullifiers to prevent any heating or damage of surrounding healthy tissue and skin.
Thus, this group of white southern nullifiers was acting not out of confusion about the letter of the law, but because it "fe[lt] and believe [d], morally, socially, politically, or religiously, that it [was] not murder for a white man to take the life of a negro with malice aforethought.
For his part, Madison rejected the secessionist ideas of Calhoun and the Nullifiers.