The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America

R. Spalding, 1864 - 85 páginas

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Review: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

Crítica de los usuarios  - Amy - Goodreads

I have had a copy since my trip to the US Supreme Court Building in 1995. This was the first time I read both of these documents in one sitting, even reading aloud parts to my family. I plan to now ... Leer comentario completo

Excellent version

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A wonderful version of the most important documents ever created by man. Leer comentario completo

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Página 45 - To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof. SECTION 9. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to...
Página 12 - Englifh laws in a neighbouring province, eftablifhing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries, fo as to render it at once an example and fit inftrument for introducing the fame abfolute rule into thefe colonies : " For taking away our charters...
Página 42 - To define and punifh piracies and felonies, committed on the high feas, and offences againft the law of nations ; To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprifal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water ; To raife and fupport armies, but no appropriation of money to that ufe, ihall be for a longer term than two years ; To provide and maintain a navy ; To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces...
Página 70 - ... call a convention for propofing amendments, which, in either cafe, fhall be valid to all intents and purpofes, as part of this conftitution, when ratified by...
Página 6 - But when a long train of abufes and ufurpations, purfuing invariably the fame object, evinces a defign to reduce them under abfolute defpotifm, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off fuch government, and to provide new guards for their future fecurity.
Página 8 - ... the right of reprefentation in the legiflature, a right ineftimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legiflative bodies at places unufual, uncomfortable, and dillant from the depofitory of their public records, for the.
Página 55 - Prefident ; neither fhall any perfon be eligible to that office who fhall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a refident within the United States. In cafe of the removal of the Prefident from office, or of his death, refignation, or inability to difcharge the powers and duties of the faid office, the fame...
Página 45 - States now exifting fhall think proper to admit, fhall not be prohibited by the Congrefs prior to the year one thoufand eight hundred and eight; but a tax or duty may be impofed on fuch importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each perfon. The privilege of the writ of habeas -corpus fhall not be fufpended, unlefs when, in cafes of rebellion or invafion, the public fafety may require it.
Página 17 - We muft, therefore, acquiefce in the neceffity which denounces our feparation, and hold them as we hold the reft of mankind — enemies in war — in peace, friends. We, therefore, the reprefentatives of the United States of America, in general Congrefs...
Página 68 - ... of two or more ftates, or parts of ftates, without the confent of the legiflatures of the ftates concerned as well as of the Congrefs. The Congrefs fhall have power to difpofe of and make all needful rules and regulations...

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