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Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 09:43:07 EDT Reply-To: email@example.com Sender: Legal History discussion list <H-LAW@UICVM.BITNET> From: "Peter D. Junger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Stay Laws in 1813
Subject: Stay Laws in 1813
Message-Id: <SETHW.email@example.com.EDU> From: SETHW%MAINE@UICVM.UIC.EDU
Date: Thu, 19 May 94 08:56:43 EDT
When I teach the adoption of the Constitution in my antebellum survey course, I routinely use the stay laws as an example of the causes of the Constitution and generally generate a good discussion among my students. I naively assumed that the Constitution's ban on states changing contracts would be a sufficient prohibition, although I recall hearing once that that was not the case.
While reading Donald Hickey's very interesting "The War of 1812" [Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990], I came across this passage in a description of the ecnomic hardships of the war.
He cites the appropriate Acts of those states in his footnote.
I have a few questions.
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