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To: WhiskeyPapa
Which came into existence first, the states, or the federal government? I understand Lincoln believed the latter. If true, sounds pretty delusional to me.
7 posted on 06/20/2002 2:39:33 PM PDT by slowry
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To: slowry
Which came into existence first, the states, or the federal government?

With the adoption by the 2nd Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence, 13 independent British colonies became states under the US Congress.

What came first? I’d say Congress came first.

8 posted on 06/20/2002 2:51:43 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: slowry
Which came into existence first, the states, or the federal government?

Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma... Were all U.S. territory

The Louisiana Purchase, was made by United States

Florida was purchase from Spain by United States

And South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia ceded any pre revolution colonial claims to the area that became Tennessee Alabama, and part of Mississippi to the United States

48 posted on 06/22/2002 2:32:03 PM PDT by tophat9000
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