Civil Government in the United States

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American Book Company, 1902 - 335 страници
 

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Страница 308 - He has constrained our fellow-citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to bear arms against their country? to become the executioners of their friends and brethren? or to fall themselves by their hands.
Страница 312 - Sect. 4. The times, places, and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to th.e places of choosing senators.
Страница 37 - It is admitted that the power of taxing the people and their property is essential to the very existence of government, and may be legitimately exercised on the objects to which it is applicable, to the utmost extent to which the government may choose to carry it.
Страница 75 - Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour of our King and country a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Страница 235 - When your Lordships look at the papers transmitted to us from America, when you consider their decency, firmness, and wisdom, you cannot but respect their cause, and wish to make it your own. For myself, I must declare and avow that in all my reading and observation...
Страница 320 - ... states concerned, as well as of the congress. The congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States ; and nothing in this constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state. SECT. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion ;...
Страница 311 - No person shall be a senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen. The vice-president of the United States shall be president of the senate, but shall have no vote unless they be equally divided.
Страница 20 - We have repeatedly said, and we once more insist, that the great principle embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, ' that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed...
Страница 75 - Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission...
Страница 325 - But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for president and vicepresident of the United States, representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a State, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion or other crimes, the basis of representation shall be reduced in the proportion...

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