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565. How are the sections numbered? How are the sections again divided For what purpose are certain sections reserved in each territory?

566. After the lands have been surveyed, what is done?

568. For what purpose were land-offices established 1 What is a grant for land termed?

570. What officers do territorial governments include, and by whom are they appointed?

571. What is required of the territories who apply for admission as States?

572. How many organized territories are there at present? Name them. Ia the Indian Territory organized?

573. How does the extent of our country compare with England and France? How much less than the area of all Europe?

Repeat clauso 4.

574. How many important particulars does this clause contain? Name them.

575. What would be the power of the United States in case of a rebellion in any State?

576. Has any State a right to alter its constitution 1 What form of government must it adopt?

577. Is the United States bound to protect each State from invasion?

578. When may the aid of the United States be solicited by any State?


580. What right was proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and recognised by the States? What does Washington declare in his Farewell Address?

581. In what two modes may amendments be proposed?

582. What is required before amendments can become valid?

584. Has Congress power to amend or alter the Constitution? Is the approval of the President necessary?

588. Can any State be deprived of equal suffrage in the Senate? Repeat clause 1, Article VI. Repeat clause 2.

592. Why are the laws of the federal government required to be obeyed by the States 1

593. What constitute the supreme law of the land? Can the States disregard treaties?

594. If an act of Congress be contrary to the Constitution, is it a supreme law of the land?

595. What are the judges of every State bound to by the Constitution?596. What is the law if an act of Congress should be contrary to the Con etitution?

598. How are senators, &c. bound to support the Constitution?

599. What is the form of the oath or affirmation? How is the oath administered to the Speaker of the House of Representatives? How to the members?

600. Who administers the oath to each newly-elected senator? Who to th« President of the Senate, if he has not taken it before?

602. What is required of all officers employed under the government of tht United States?

603. What other important provision does this clause contain? What was this prohibition intended to restrain?

904. Does the Constitution establish any form of religious worship?


609. What resolution was adopted by the first Congress, two-thirds of both bjuscs concurring?

610. How many of these articles were ratified? Repeat Artiole I.

614. Can Congress make a law respecting the establishment of religion?615. Does the Constitution secure religious liberty?

616. What is considered the right of a free people?

617. Can any one publish his sentiments freely? What does the liberty of fepcech not justify?

618. Does the law restrain a man from publishing what he pleases? 619. Have the people a right to petition government for redress?620. In what way must it be exercised? Repeat Article II.

622. What diminishes the necessity of maintaining a large standing army? Repeat Article III.; Article IV.

624. What is the object of this article?

625. How far does the privilege of a person's house extend?

626. What is a search-warrant?

628. What is a grand jury? How are they selected in the State courts? In the Federal courts? What must be their number? Their duty?

629. What is said of their sittings? Who is the prosecutor? If they believe the evidence sufficient, what do they endorse on the bill? What is then said of the bill?

630. If the evidence is insufficient, what do they endorse? When is a bill ignored? How is an indictment founded? What is a presentment?

631. How are the officers in service in the army and navy tried? What are capital crimes?

632. Can a person be tried twice for the same offence?

633. Under what circumstances?

634. Must a person be witness against himself? Can he be questioned as to his guilt or innocence?

636. Can private property be taken for public use? What is the right of eminent domain f What is done by virtue of this right?

637. What reason is alleged for this law? What is the'check npon the exercise of this law? How can the amount of compensation be ascertained?

638. Can property be taken by government for private uses without consent of the owner? Repeat Article VI.

640. Why is the trial of an accused person to be speedy? Why public?

641. How is the impartiality of the jury secured?

642. Of what must the prisoner be informed? Repeat Article VII.

644. What is meant by common law?

655. Can a fact tried by a jury be re-examined in any court of the United States? What is the exception?

Repeat Article VIII.

656. What is meant by bail? When is a person said to be admitted to vail?

Repeat Article IX.; Article X.



[The figures reftAbsent mombers, 83.
AcoountB with United States, 194.
Act of Congress, when it goes into
effect, 99. Acts, records, Ac. of each State proved,
219. Ad valorem duties, 104.
Adams, 182.

President of United States, 22.

Vice-President, 22.
Adjournment of the houses, 29.
Affirmation defined, 76.

or oath, 28.
Age of representatives, 26, 59.

senators, 72.
Alien, 59.

widow of, when a citizen, 117.
Aliens and foreigners, 168.

obligations of, 117.
Ambassador, servants of, 180.
Ambassadors, 40, 178.

foreign, 179.
Amendment of the Constitution, 42,
48, 232. America inhabited when colonized, 9.
Appellate jurisdiction, 210.
Appointing power, 175.
Appointment of representatives, 66.

rule of, 103.
Appointments made by the executive,

temporary, 27, 180.
Appointment, how to constitute a full,

power of, where vested, 176.
Appraisers, 106, 107.
Armies, 32.

money for use of, 32.
under Confederation, 132.
Constitution, 133.
Armories, national, 191.
Army and navy, undei whom. 137.

'er to the page.]

Army, head-quarters, 1S2,

standing, 263.
Articles of confederation adopted, 16.
completed, 15.
revised, 20.
unsatisfactory, 17.
Assembly of delegates, 13.
Asylum for the insane of army and
navy, 135.
naval, 135.
Attorney-general, 201.
appointment of, 186.
list of, 202.
Attainder, 218.
Attendance compelled, 81, 83.
Auction of public lands, 227.
Authors, rights of, 32, 127, 128.

Bail defined, 254.

excessive, prohibited, 50, 25-1
Bankrupt law, effect of a general, 118.
its power, 118.
no national, 119.
Bankruptcies, laws on, 100, 115.
Bankruptcy and insolvency, 118.
Bills become law, 30, 98.
engrossed, 95.
enrolled, 96.
fail to become law, 96.
for raising revenue, 92. origin of, 30, 94.
mode of passing, 94.
objections to, 93.
of attainder, 33, 149.

denned, 143.
of credit, 148.
of indictment, 252.
read three times, 95.
reconsidered, 93.
returned, 94.
signed by whom, 97.
Blount, William, 76, 84.

Bonded warehouse, 106.
Booty defined, 131.
Boston, blocking up harbour, 264.
Bounty lands defined, 135.
Bribery, its signification, 184.

prohibited, 204.
Bureaus of Navy Department, 197.

Cabinet, 186.

Vice-President not a member of,
186. Cabot and his son go on a voyage of discovery, 7.
sail along the American coast, 7.
claim a territory for the king, 7.
Capital crimes, 248.
Capitation, 102.
Capture defined, 131.
Carolinas became Royal governments,
10. Catholic religion established in Que-
bec, 264.
Census, 62.

mode of taking, 63.
statistics, 63.
Certificate, protection, 112.
Certificates of registry, 111.
permanent, 112.
temporary, 112.
of the votes of electors, 166.
Chaplain, 69.

Charles I. erects a letter office, 121.
Charter governments, powers and
rights of, 11.
of William and Mary, 11.
Charters, 150.

privileges granted by, 9.
Chase, Samuel, 77.
Chesapeake Bay, navigation of, 18.
Chief Justice, President of the Senate,
when, 75.
presides, 28.
Chief Justices of Supreme Court, list
of, 208. Children of naturalized persons, citi-
zens, 117.
Circuit Courts, 210. when held, 209.
Citizens of each State, privileges of, 41, 220.
Civil officers, 183.
Claims, court of, 214.

due United States, 194.
Classification of senators, 27.
Clerk of House, duties of, 69.
Coasting trade defined, 111.
Coast survey, 194.

Coinage of money, 119, 148.
Coin, regulation of, 31.
Coins, value of foreign, fixed, 120.
Collection districts, 108.
Collector of port, his duties, 106.
College, electoral, 157.
Colonies affected by acts of Parlia-
ment, 9.

dependencies of England, 12.

first styled United States of Ame-
rica, 14.

form a union, 13.

New England, unite, 13.

no right to form alliances, 12.

not politically connected, 12.

original, 9.

politically distinct, 13.
provincial, names of, 10.
Colonists emigrated from England, 11.
encourage religion, printing, 4c,

established provincial legislatures,

filled with the spirit of liberty, 11.
founded schools and colleges, 11.
not represented in Parliament,

rights of British subjects, 11,12.
Columbia, District of, where situated,
138. Commander-in-chief, 38, 172.
Commerce, Congress has power to
regulate, 113.

defined, 113.

regulation of, 31, 153.

under the Confederation, 113.
Commission defined, 176.

of King of England, 7.
Commissioner of Customs, 194.

Indian Affairs, 201.

Land Office, 201.

Patents, 125, 201.

Pensions, 201.
Committee of Conference, 96.

the States, 16, 155.
its power, 16.
Common laws, suits at, 50.
Compensation of members of Con-
gress, 29, 88, 89.

President of Senate, 90.
Concurrent powers, 100.
Confederate government, 17.
Confederation, Articles of, 15, 270.

revision of, 20.

unsatisfactory, 17.
Confidential legislative sessions, 85.
Congress, act of, goes into effect, 99
Congress, assembling, of, 80.

constitutional, assembly of first, 22.
Continental, 9.

directed the war, 16.
powers not defined, 17.
can separate, how, 88.
cannot take property in a State,
139. deliberations of, public, 85.
divided into two bodies, 55.
has power to borrow money, 113. to impose taxes, 102. to regulate commerce, 113. toamend the Constitution,234.
imposes taxes in District of Co-
lumbia, 104. territories, 104.
legislates over certain places, 33.
library of, 128.
makes necessary laws, 140.
members of, compensated, 29, 88,

cannot hold office, 30.
may be arrested, 29.
privileges, 88.
new, 58.

number of sessions of, 88.
of delegates, 13. officers of United States cannot be

members of, 91.
place of convention, 81.
power of, 31, 100, 153.
punishes treason, 41.
restrictions upon, 141.
shall assemble, when, 28, 88.
special sessions of, 182.
transmitted plan of Constitution,

21. what it includes, 56.
Congressional districts, 80.
Connecticut, governor chosen by the

freemen, 11.
Consignee, 107.
Consignor, 107.

Constitution, a State can alter its, 231.
adopted, 20. and the laws of United States

supreme, 43.
amendment of, 42, 48, 232.
Congress cannot amend, 234.
debts, before its adoption, 43.
defined, 53.

difficulties in its formation, 20.
final clause of, 240.
how resembles Confederation, 70.
laid before Congress, 21.
legal operation of new, 22.

Constitution, objects in establishing

of United States, 25.
operations under, 21.
ratifications of, 21.
supported, 43.

went into operation, when, 58.
Constitutional Congress, assembly of
first, 22.

government, 18
Constitutions collected from ancient

usages, Ac, 53.
Consuls, 40, 178.

commercial agents, 180.

duties of, 178.
Continental Congress, 9.

directed the war, 16.

first, 13.

its power, 16.

tax laid by, 102.
Contract defined, 149.

obligation of, 149.
Controversies, 40.

between citizens, 40.
States, 40.
Conventions assembled in different
States, 21.

proceedings of, 46.
Conviction on impeachment, 28.
Copyright defined, 127.

how obtained, 127.

notice of, 128.
Counterfeiting, 31.

punishment for, 121.
Court, Circuit, 209, 210.

of claims, 214.

District, 209.

Supreme, 207.
Courts, martial, 248.

of United States, judges of, 39.
Credit, bills of, 148.
Crew-list, 112.
Crimes, capital, 49, 248.

committed on the high seas, 216.

denote serious offences, 184.
Customs, Commissioner of, 194.

Dartmouth College, 150.
Dates of ratification, 23.
Debenture, 106.

Debts contracted before the adoption
of the Constitution, 43.

of United States, 235.
Declaration of Independence, 14, 265.

signers of, 268.

intentions, 116.

rights, 9, 14, 260.

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