Popular Government: Four Essays
Murray, 1885 - Constitutional history - 261 pages
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Four Essays on the nature, impact, prospects and dangers of democracies. Essays are: Popular Government, The Nature of Democracy, The Age of Progress, and The Constitution of the United States. The ... Read full review
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Page 121 - House, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 121 - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the senate and assembly ; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon...
Page 121 - Senators, and shall be published, for three months previous to the time of making such choice, and if in the Legislature so next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to...
Page 246 - The fourth section of the fourth article of the constitution of the United States provides that the United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion ; and on the application of the legislature or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Page 172 - ... together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young, but, in a condition of unchangeable constancy, moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression.
Page 134 - It is indisputable that much the greatest part of mankind has never shown a particle of desire that its civil institutions should be improved since- the moment when external completeness was first given to them by their embodiment in some permanent record.
Page 178 - a Second Chamber dissents from the First, it is mischievous ; if it agrees, it is superfluous.
Page 4 - With a, full View of the English-Dutch Struggle against Spain, and of the Origin and Destruction of the Spanish Armada. By JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY, LL.D., DCL Portraits.
Page 227 - Article provides (in s. 3) that " the Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislatures thereof, for six years.
Page 219 - Montesquieu, what Homer has been to the didactic writers on epic poetry. As the latter have considered the work of the immortal Bard, as the perfect model from which the principles and rules of the epic art were to be drawn, and by which all similar works were to be judged; so this great political critic appears to have viewed the constitution of England, as the standard, or to use his own expression, as the mirror of political liberty; and to have delivered in the form of elementary truths, the...