Introduction to the Science of Government and Compend of the Constitutional and Civil Jurisprudence of the United States; With a Brief Treatise on Pol

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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. 1839 Excerpt: ...as part of this constitution, when "ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several "states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the "one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by "the congress; provided that no amendment which may be "made prior to the year one thousand ...
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Overview

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. 1839 Excerpt: ...as part of this constitution, when "ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several "states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the "one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by "the congress; provided that no amendment which may be "made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and "eight, shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses "of the ninth section of the first article; and that no state. $ 545. What do the United States guaranty to the states? § 546. Why ia this guaranty necessary? $ 547. How arc amendments to be proposed and ratified? § 546. "without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suf"frage in the senate."--Art. 5. § 548. It was presumed by the framers of the constitution, that, notwithstanding the care with which it had been prepared, experience would discover it to be imperfect; or that, how well soever it might, at that time, serve the purposes of government, time and change of circumstances would render some alterations necessary. It was requisite, therefore, that some mode of amending it should be provided. But, lest the government should become unstable from too frequent alterations, modes of amendment were adopted which are calculated to guard against any alteration that is not necessary to remedy some palpable defect or inconvenience. § 549. The power to amend the constitution does not extend to every provision. No amendment might affect those clauses which secured the right to import slaves until the year 1808, and prescribed the mode of apportioning taxes; nor that which guaranties to each state an equality in the senate. Since the adoption of the constitution, amendments or additions have been, at three ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150671869
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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Andrew Young
After earning a bachelors degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree at the Wake Forest University School of Law, Andrew Young was a volunteer for John Edwards' winning campaign for U.S. Senate. Hired in 1999, Young became Edwards' longest serving and most trusted aide. He raised more than $10 million for the politician's various causes and played a key role in Edwards' efforts to become President of the United States. Now a private citizen, he lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Cheri and their three children.
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