A Grammar-school History of the United States: From the Discovery of America to the Present Time

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Sheldon, 1872 - United States - 288 pages
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Page 267 - ... laid by any State on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States ; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships-of-war, in 'time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
Page 275 - The conventions of a number of the states having, at the time of their adopting the constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added ; and as extending the ground of public confidence...
Page 281 - ... assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Page 271 - Clause. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed ; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed. SECTION III.
Page 279 - XIV. SECTION i. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the...
Page 267 - No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any impost or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws...
Page 131 - This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston.
Page 165 - General, we love and respect you, but if you fire, you are a dead man. We are not going to the enemy, on the contrary if they were now to como out, you should see us fight under your orders with as much alacrity as ever ; but we will no longer be amused, we are determined on obtaining what is our just due.
Page 108 - Speaker, and in the tone and emphasis peculiar to himself, continued, " may profit by their example. If that be treason, make the most of it...
Page 47 - English are swift as the bird and strong as the beast ; since like the former they flew over vast seas to the uttermost parts of the earth, and like the latter they are so strong that nothing can withstand them.

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