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CIVIL GOVERNMENT,

INCLUDING

A TOPICAL AND TABULAR ARRANGEMENT

OF THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

DESIGNED AS

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

AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING.

A CLATOOLS, ACADEMHER INSTI

BY

CALVIN TOWNSEND,

COUNSELOR AT LAW.

REVISED EDITION.

IVISON, BLAKEMAN, TAYLOR & CO.,

PUBLISHERS,
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO.

TOWNSEND'S CLASS-BOOKS.

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, 240 pages.

ANALYSIS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT. For ad.

vanced classes in Normal and High Schools, and other Institutions. Cloth, 340 pages.

COMMERCIAL LAW. A Text-Book for Business-Col.

leges and Universities, and a valuable book of REFERENCE for every Law Library, Counting-room, and Business-man. Sheep, 500 pages.

ANALYTICAL CHART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

UNITED STATES. A valuable accompaniment to the above works. 52 pages, 15 x 20 inches each, on rollers.

ANALYSIS OF LETTER WRITING. Designed for

the use of Schools, and for persons in Business Lise. Cloth, 189 pages.

Copyright, 1868–69, by CALVIN TOWNSEND,

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 class-room. 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. Each of these classes of powers is divisible into general topics

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