Year Book, Volume 1918 (Google eBook)

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The Endowment, 1918 - Peace
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Page 20 - That a state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared...
Page 133 - In America, the powers of sovereignty are divided between the government of the Union and those of the States. They are each sovereign, with respect to the objects committed to it, and neither sovereign with respect to the objects committed to the other.
Page 260 - European connections, although actually becoming more intimate will, nevertheless, relatively sink in importance ; while the Pacific Ocean, its shores, its islands, and the vast regions beyond, will become the chief theatre of events in the world's great hereafter...
Page 169 - No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass. Of consequence, when they act, they act in their States.
Page 133 - Madison you see the consequence of pushing things too far. Some of the members from the small States wish for two branches in the General Legislature, and are friends to a good National Government ; but we would sooner submit to a foreign power than submit to be deprived of an equality of suffrage, in both branches of the Legislature, and thereby be thrown under the domination of the large States.
Page xiii - Personally, I do not see any more reason why matters of national honor should not be referd to a court of arbitration than matters of property or of national proprietorship. I know that is going farther than most men are willing to go, but I do not see why questions of honor may not be submitted to a tribunal composed of men of honor who understand questions of national honor, to abide by their decision, as well as any other questions of difference arising between nations.
Page 170 - And the powers of the General Government, and of the State, although both exist and are exercised within the same territorial limits, are yet separate and distinct sovereignties, acting separately and independently of each other, within their respective spheres.
Page ix - WILLIAM M. SLOANE, New York JAMES SPEYER, New York OSCAR S. STRAUS, New York MRS. MARY WOOD SWIFT, Berkeley, Cal. GEORGE W. TAYLOR, Demopolis, Ala. OH TITTMAN, Washington, DC WH TOLMAN, New York CHARLEMAGNE TOWER, Philadelphia, Pa. EDWARD TUCK, Paris, France GEORGE E. VINCENT, New York WILLIAM D. WHEELWRIGHT, Portland, Ore. MARY E. WOOLLEY, South Hadley, Mass.
Page 133 - Morris and favored by Robert Morris and others from Pennsylvania, that the large States should unite in firmly refusing to the small States an equal vote, as unreasonable, and as enabling the small States to negative every good system of Government, which must, in the nature of things, be founded on a violation of that equality.
Page 6 - ... or income, shall, so long as the same shall be so used, be exempt from taxation by the United States or any Territory or District thereof; Provided, That such exemption shall not apply to any property, principal or income, which shall not be held or used for the purposes of the corporation. SECTION 7. That the services of the Trustees, when acting as such, shall be gratuitous, but the corporation may provide for the reasonable expenses incurred by the Trustees in attending meetings or otherwise...

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