Political Problems of American Development

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Columbia University Press, 1907 - Political parties - 269 pages
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Page 40 - Indians ; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent ; and in their property, rights, and liberty they never shall be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress ; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 39 - The said territory, and the States which may be formed therein, shall forever remain a part of this confederacy of the United States of America, subject to the Articles of Confederation, and to such alterations therein as shall be constitutionally made; and to all the acts and ordinances of the United States in Congress assembled, conformable thereto.
Page 102 - The reclamation and settlement of the arid lands will enrich every portion of our country, just as the settlement of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys brought prosperity to the Atlantic states.
Page 40 - The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent...
Page 109 - That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the...
Page 38 - And, for extending the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty, which form the basis whereon these republics, their laws and constitutions are erected; to fix and establish those principles as the basis of all laws, constitutions, and governments, which forever hereafter shall be formed in the said territory...
Page 15 - It is the function of organized government to do for all what individuals can not do for themselves.231 The state sanctions and regulates the most important forms of private relationship, namely, those of the family. It defends and protects personal liberty in its various aspects.232 It follows, therefore, that the state should not only provide ample school facilities for the children of the people; it should as well take occasion to know that there are not wanting that character of instruction and...
Page 103 - The increased demand for manufactured articles will stimulate industrial production, while wider home markets and the trade of Asia will consume the larger food supplies and effectually prevent Western competition with Eastern agriculture. Indeed, the products of irrigation will be consumed chiefly in upbuilding local centers of mining and other industries, which would otherwise not come into existence at all. Our people as a whole will profit, for successful home-making is but another name for the...
Page vii - ... University Press, 1907,— vii., 268 pp. This volume is made up of the series of lectures delivered by Dr. Shaw as the opening course upon the new Blumenthal Foundation in Columbia University. Regardless of the separate lecture titles, the work is to be taken as a single essay or dissertation, and its theme is "the struggle of the American people to realize national unity upon the basis of a homogeneous and well-conditioned democracy.
Page 112 - ... United States] [The frontier land clubs were formed by pioneer squatters on the public domain for mutual protection and government] Shaw, Albert. Problems relating to the settlement and use of the national domain. (In his Political problems of American development. New York, 1907. p. 87-115) [Describes change from the policy of private ownership to the policy of landlordism and collectivism in the management of the public domain] Shinn, Charles H. Land laws of mining districts . . . Baltimore,...

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