What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Administration admitted adopted appears appointment argument authority Bank become believe bill branches called cause character charter circulation citizens claims committee conduct Congress consider Constitution continuance course created currency danger decided decision denied deposits direct doubt duty effect established evil Executive exercise existence experiment express feel foreign Gentlemen give given Government granted ground hands hold honorable hope House important individual interest judge judgment labor legislative less liberty limited look maintain means measure ment nature necessary never object occasion operation opinion party passed persons political possess present President principles proceedings produce proper proposed Protest provision question reason received regard removal Representatives resolution respect result Secretary Senate sentiments stand supposed thing tion Treasury true Union United Webster whole wish
Page 116 - Canada acceding to this Confederation, and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this Union: but no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine states.
Page 137 - It has a preamble, and that preamble expressly recites, that the duties which it imposes are laid " for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures." Until, Sir, this early legislation, thus coeval with the Constitution itself, thus full and explicit, can be explained away, no man can doubt of the meaning of that instrument, in this respect.
Page 115 - The Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.
Page 120 - That a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.
Page 293 - November, 1788, nor upon the indemnities mutually due or claimed, the parties will negotiate further on these subjects at a convenient time; and until they may have agreed upon these points the said treaties and convention shall have no operation, and the relations of the two countries shall be regulated as follows: ART.
Page 186 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts ; whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth daily with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 134 - To grant patents for useful inventions. "To secure to authors exclusive rights for a certain time. "To establish public institutions, rewards, and immunities for the promotion of agriculture, commerce, trades, and manufactures.
Page 21 - Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.
Page 268 - The most able men — from the East and the West, from the North and the South...