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State of the colonies before and during the Revolution,
Their rights, privileges and disabilities under the

British government,
Causes of the Revolution and Declaration of Inde-

pendence,
First Congress,
Second Congress,
Adoption of the Articles of Confederation,

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SECTION 2.

Of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union,

Their nature and object,
Of the Congress-their powers and disabilities,
Restrictions of the States,
Adoption of the Constitution,

8 ib. ib. 10 12

CHAPTER II.

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General View of the Constitution.

Title of the instrument,

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19 ib. ib.

Of the legislative department,

Division into two branches,
Of the senate and election of members,
Of the House of Representatives and election of mem-

bers,
Of the time, places and manner of election,
Requisite qualifications of senators and representatives,
Meetings and adjournments of congress,
Power of each house over its members,
Persons disqualified from becoming a member of either

house,
Privileges of members,

ib. 20 ib. ib. 21

ib. ib.

Section 2

Of the Executive Department,

Of the president-his council and responsibility,
Of the president's veto,
Of the vice-president,
Term of office of president and vice-president,
Manner of electing president and vice-president,
Manner of filling vacancies in the presidential office,
Qualifications for president and vice-president,
Their removal from office,

22 ib. ib. 23 ib. ib. 25 ib. 26

SECTION 3.

Of the Judiciary Department,

Appointment of judges and their term of office,

ib. ib.

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Supreme, circuit and district courts,
Courts martial and court for the trial of impeachments,

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SECTION 4.

Appointment of officers and salaries,

Manner of appointing officers and filling vacancies,
Of the salaries,

ib. ib. 28

CHAPTER IV.

Of the Powers, Rights and Duties of the General and State Govern

ments.

SECTION 1.

30 ib.

Foreign relations—War, Peace, Treaties,

Power of declaring and making war vested in congress,
Power of making peace and treaties vested in the presi-

dent and senate,
When congress interfere in treaties,
The president represents the majesty of the nation with
foreign powers,

SECTION 2.

31 ib.

ib.

Finance,

The power of taxation vested in congress,
Objects of these powers,
Of the treasury-coining of money and its regulation

- bills of revenue,

32 ib. ib.

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General and special powers of congress to make penal

laws,
Treason and attainder of treason,
Manner of trying crimes,
Of the pardoning power,
Of impeachments,
Of the supreme law of the land,

35 36 ib. ib. ib. ib.

SECTION 5.

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Judicial Power,

Extent of the judicial power,
Original and appellate jurisdiction,
Of the auxiliary system between the general govern-

ment and the states,

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ib.

SECTION 6.

New States,

Of the admission of new states into the Union,
New states admitted,

39 ib. ib.

SECTION 7.

ib.

Local Jurisdiction of Congress,

Places over which congress have exclusive legislation,
Of the territory and other property of the United States,

ib. 40

SECTION 8.

Miscellaneous powers of Congress,

Special powers of congress,
Naturalization of foreigners,

ib. ib. 41

SECTION 9.

Protection of the States and guarantee of Republican govern

ment,
Definition of the term republican form of government,
Protection of the states against invasion and domes-

tic violence,

42 ib.

ib.

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Section 10.

Restrictions on State and Federal Power,

Restrictions on the states,
Restrictions on congress,
Of the bill of rights,
Difference between the constitution and confederation

in the reserved powers,

43 ib. 44 ib.

ib.

SECTION 11.

45 ib.

Public Law between the States,

Mutual rights of citizens,
Fugitives from justice and personal service to be deli-

vered up on demand,
The acts, records and proceedings of each state to

have full faith and credit in every other state,

ib.

ib.

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Concluding Remarks.
Beauty and harmony of the system of government under the

constitution,
Balance between the two principles of national and state sove-

reignty, Distribution of powers between the federal and state govern

ments,

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ib.

APPENDIX.

No. I. Declaration of Independence,

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