Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, Historical and Juridical: With Observations Upon the Ordinary Provisions of State Constitutions and a Comparison with the Constitutions of Other Countries, Band 1

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Boston Book Company, 1896 - 713 Seiten
 

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Compromises of the Constitution
41
Besult of the Federal Convention
45
Appendix to Chapter I
46
Limitations of the Federal Constitution on the Power of the States
54
CHAPTER II
61
Sovereignty of the States before the Federal Constitution
63
The Constitution was formed by the Thirteen States
70
Legality of an Indissoluble Union between Sovereign States
73
The Constitution is not a Legal Compact
75
Proceedings in the Federal Convection concerning the Composition
76
Proceedings in Federal Convention as to the Determination of the Form of the New Government
80
History of the Preamble
92
Significance of the Phrase We the people of the United States
94
Significance of the Phrase to form a more perfect Union
96
Significance of the Phrase to Establish Justice
97
Significance of the Phrase to Insure domestic Tranquillity
98
23 Significance of the Phrase to provide for the Common Defense
99
Significance of the Phrase to secure the Blessings of Liberty
100
27 Significance of the Word Constitution
103
Testimony of Contemporary Statesmen on the Nature of the Consti tution
104
Judicial Decisions as to the Nature of the Constitution
108
Early Assertions of the Right of Secession
116
The Doctrine of Nullification
125
History of Nullification
145
Constitutional Aspects of Slavery
158
Constitutional History of the Southern Confederacy
186
Reconstruction
205
Seat of Sovereignty in the United States
269
Appendix to Chapter II
279
Kentucky Resolutions of 1798
285
Kentucky Resolutions of 1799
291
THE THREE DEPARTMENTS
297
Equilibrium of the Three Departments in the United States
303
Proceedings in Convention as to the Composition of Congress
312
CHAPTER VI
319
The Fifteenth Amendment
325
over the Right of Suffrage
332

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Seite 371 - Congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury which shall be supplied by the several states in proportion to the value of all land within each state, granted to or surveyed for any person as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated, according to such mode as the United States in Congress assembled shall, from time to time, direct and appoint.
Seite 285 - That the Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common Judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.
Seite 283 - ... in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose, for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining, within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties, appertaining to them.
Seite 206 - Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Seite 370 - All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in Congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury...
Seite 8 - The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other for their common defence, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretence whatever.
Seite 84 - That a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary.
Seite 285 - That to this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming as to itself, the other party : That the Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself...
Seite 66 - His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign and independent States...
Seite 370 - ... in proportion to the value of all land within each state, granted to or surveyed for any Person, as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated according to such mode as the united states in congress assembled, shall from time to time direct and appoint.

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