Introduction to the Science of Government, and Compend of Constitutional and Civil Jurisprudence

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General Books, 2010 - 176 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 Excerpt: ...cases of this kind would frequently occur near the borders of states. Congress has, in the exercise of this power, prescribed the manner of authenticating such records, and declared that they shall have a mere conspiracy to levy war treason? 383. What proof is required to convict of treason? 331. How is th.3 puni-hment of treason restricted?, What is meant by corruption of blood! 385. What does the constitution provide respecting the proof and effect of 6uch credit in every court within the United States, as they have in the courts of the state from which they are taken. 386. New states may be admitted by congress into the union. As the United States, at the time of the adop tion of the constitution, possessed a large national territory, and as more might be acquired by cession or otherwise, the power to form new states, and to admit them into the union, was necessary; and it could not with propriety have been vested elsewhere than in the national government. But no new state may be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor may any stata be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned, as well as of congress. 387. Congress has power also to dispose of, and make all needful rules respecting the territory or other property of the United States. The power of congress to exercise authority over the territory ceded to the United States, during the existence of the confederation, had been disputed; an express grant of this power was therefore inserted in the constitution. As the general government possessed the right to acquire territory, it should also have the power to govern the same; as the territory so acquired does not become entitled to the right of ..

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