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INTRODUCTORY.

The present compilation has been distributed, for convenience of the student, into four parts and an Appendix. The first and second parts constitute Volume I. The third and fourth parts form Volume II. The Appendix and the Index are contained in Volume III.

Part First comprises the Constitutions of those countries, five at present, which are Unions of States or Provinces organized under a federal compact. These Constitutions are given in the order of their respective promulgation. Each one appears in its original language, with its translation into Spanish or English, as the case may be, the two texts being printed in parallel columns to facilitate comparison.

The Constitution of Brazil is given in Portuguese and English, and also in Spanish.

Part Second contains the Constitutions of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama, in Spanish and English.

Part Third is made up of the Constitutions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba. The Constitution of Haiti is given in French and English, and also in Spanish.

Part Fourth embraces the Constitutions of all the South American Republics, excepting the Argentine Republic, Brazil, and Venezuela, which are included in Part First. All of these are given in Spanish and English.

The Appendix will present to the student's consideration the “Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union” which preceded the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the great Colombia, a Confederation which by its dissolution gave rise to the Republics of Venezuela, New Granada and Ecuador, -the Constitution of the United Provinces of Central America (Las Provincias Unidas de Centro América), a Confederation which was created in 1827, and some other documents of not less important character, illustrating the development of political life in the nations of the New World.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

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PART FIRST.-FEDERAL UNIONS.

1. The United States of America:

Historical notes...

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List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of the United States of America ........

Constitution and amendments .......

2. The United Mexican States:

Historical notes ......

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of the United Mexican States.

Constitution and amendments ...

3. The Argentine Nation:

Historical notes ................

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of the Argentine Nation.....

Constitution and amendments ......

4. The United States of Brazil:

Historical notes...

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of Brazil ........

Constitution (Portuguese-English)......

Constitution (Spanish).

5. The United States of Venezuela:

Historical notes...

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of the United States of Venezuela

Constitution.....

PART SECOND.-THE REPUBLICS OF CENTRAL AMERICA.

1. Republic of Guatemala:

Historical notes.....

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of Guatemala...

Constitution as amended...................

2. Republic of Salvador:

Historical notes...

Constitution.......

3. Republic of Nicaragua:

Historical notes.

List of important books to be cousulted in reference to the Constitution

of Nicaragua ....

Constitution as amended .......

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4. Republic of Costa Rica:

Historical notes...

List of important books to be consulted in reference to the Constitution

of Costa Rica ...,

Constitution as amended ....

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5. Republic of Honduras:

Historical notes....

Constitution....

6. Republic of Panama:

Historical notes.

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Constitution.

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PART FIRST

FEDERAL UNIONS

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
THE ARGENTINE NATION
THE UNITED STATES OF BRAZIL
THE UNITED STATES OF VENEZUELA

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