Elementary Social Science

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Page 82 - I thank God there are no free schools or printing, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years, for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world and printing has divulged them and libels against the best government. God keep us from both.
Page 148 - ... betterment. The machinery of government is described in so far as is necessary to show who is responsible for public work and how results are achieved. The book is simply planned and very usable. The style is clear and readable. Each chapter is preceded by an outline that helps the student to see his way as he reads. The suggestions for additional reading are made with page references. Questions follow every chapter and special research questions are grouped together at the end of the book. THE...
Page 129 - Congress consists of two houses, — the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each State is...
Page 120 - rich," 2 per cent of the people, own 60 per cent of the wealth. The "middle class," 33 per cent of the people, own 35 per cent of the wealth. The "poor," 65 per cent of the people, own 5 per cent of the wealth.
Page v - ... and to establish a point of view that will enable pupils to examine existing conditions.
Page v - THIS elementary study was prepared primarily for that large group of pupils who leave school and enter upon their occupations without completing a four-year high school course.
Page 137 - The boys and girls of today will be the men and women of tomorrow. Realizing this, the Farm Bureau, where its finances will permit, is co-operating in the employment of a Boys...
Page 109 - THE SERVICE. The history of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service dates from July 16, 1798, when Congress passed an act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen. The benefits of its hospitals were also extended to sailors in the United States Navy until 1811, when separate naval hospitals were provided for this purpose. In 1871 the service was reorganized, and its hospitals were placed under the charge of a supervising surgeon-general, who was commissioned...
Page 92 - ... a rapid advance in the use of concrete building blocks in this state, and as this industry continually assumes greater importance increased attention is directed towards it. A few years ago, there were no plants manufacturing concrete blocks in this state, but at present, small plants are operating in most of the large cities and in many of the smaller towns. The blocks are being used extensively for dwellings, factories and retaining walls, but more especially for foundations in the smaller...
Page 129 - The government of the, United States is in the hands of the mob, which has as little to lose there as elsewhere, by convulsion of any kind. We are willing to believe that the person who at present fills the presidential chair at Washington, is fully alive to the responsibilities of his situation, and would gladly allay the storm which himself and his party...

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