Information for Immigrants Concerning the United States: Its Opportunities, Government, and Institutions

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1908 - Aliens - 7 pages
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Page 7 - ... understand our language, and have some general idea of our form of Government. This is a great country to which you have come. It extends from where the snow and ice never entirely melt on the north to where frost is never known on the south, from an ocean on the east 3,000 miles to an ocean on the west. It has great lakes and rivers, high mountains, fertile plains and valleys. There are great stores of coal, Iron, and natural oil. Almost every variety of fruits and grains is found in large quantities,...
Page 3 - The person who leaves the land in which he was born, and goes to another to make his home, wants to know the truth about a number of things in the land to which he goes. To give such information this is prepared, not by any set of men who are interested in availing themselves of your labor or seeking to get your money, but by a society which has for its object the teaching to all of a love of country, and is composed of the descendants of the men to whom the United States owes its existence as a...
Page 6 - It is their duty to see that the laws which are made are faithfully carried out, but they have no power either to make, unmake, or alter the laws which the men chosen by the people for that purpose have made, nor can the President or governors turn out of office the men chosen to make the laws or prohibit them from meeting at the appointed times. The courts are independent, both of the men who make the laws and of the President and governors. Some of the judges in them are chosen by the people and...
Page 7 - To be naturalized a person must have lived in this country for five years, have a good moral character, be able to speak and understand our language, and have some general idea of our form of Government. This is a great country to which you have come. It extends from where the snow and ice never entirely melt on the north to where frost is never known on the south, from an ocean on the east 3,000 miles to an ocean on the west. It has great lakes and rivers, high mountains, fertile plains and valleys....

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