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CIVIL GOVERNMENT

INCLUDING A TOPICAL AND TABULAR ARRANGEMENT OF THE

DESIGNED AS

A CLASS-BOOK FOR THE USE OF GRAMMAR, NORMAL, AND HIGH SCHOOLS,
ACADEMIES, SEMINARIES, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND

OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING

BY

CALVIN TOWNSEND

COUNSELOR AT LAW

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LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

REVISED EDITION

NEW YORK •:• CINCINNATI ::• CHICAGO
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

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TOWNSEND'S CLASS-BOOKS.

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FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND PRIVATE

LEARNERS.

SHORTER COURSE OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

An elementary text-book for use in Private, Common, Grammar, and
other Schools. Cloth, 272 pages.

ANALYSIS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

For advanced classes in Normal and High Schools, and other Insti-
tutions. Cloth, 368 pages.

COMMERCIAL LAW.

A TEXT-Book for Business Colleges and Universities, and a valuable
book of REFERENCE for every Law Library, Counting-room, and
Business-man. Sheep, 587 pages.

ANALYSIS OF LETTER WRITING.

Designed for the use of Schools, and for persons in Business Life.
Cloth, 181 pages.

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PREFACE.

The analytic method of this work furnishes its chief claim to superiority over others as a text-book on civil government. The Constitution of the United States is our fundamental law. To understand this well is to understand the whole theory, and to analyze this is to analyze the entire American system.

The principal aim, therefore, of this work, is to present analytically the subject of civil government as administered in this country.

The living, earnest teacher of to-day insists on a critical analysis of whatever subject he brings into the classroom. This has been the tendency of his profession for several years. A general acquaintance with miscellaneous and scattered facts bearing on his subject does not satisfy. He must get inside of things, and take his pupil with him.

No work has been published, known to the author, pretending to give a topical and tabular arrangement of the principles of our government. Several authors have written with ability on civil government, having direct reference to the wants of the schoolroom; but they have not satisfied the instructor. Whether the present attempt shall add one more to the list of failures, time and the teacher will tell.

The Constitution of the United States consists of a combination of powers granted and powers prohibited.

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