The Woman Citizen's Library: Practical politics, by F. H. MacGregor

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Civics Society, 1913

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Strana 1217 - State, or a local authority constituted by State statutes, registers his birth, appoints his guardian, pays for his schooling, gives him a share in the estate of his father deceased, licenses him when he...
Strana 1228 - All the civil and religious rights of our citizens depend upon state legislation; the education of the people is in the care of the states ; with them rests the regulation of the suffrage ; they prescribe the rules of marriage, the legal relations of husband and wife, of parent and child ; they determine the powers of masters over servants and the whole law of principal and agent, which is so vital a matter in all business transactions ; they regulate partnership, debt and credit...
Strana 1279 - He shall transact all executive business with the officers of government, civil and military, and may require information in writing from the officers of the executive department, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.
Strana 1217 - ... hangs him for murder. The police that guard his house, the local boards which look after the poor, control highways, impose water rates, manage schools — all these derive their legal powers from his State alone. Looking at this immense compass of State functions, Jefferson would seem to have been not far wrong when he said that the Federal government was nothing more than the American department of foreign affairs.
Strana 1229 - A striking illustration of the preponderant part played by State law under our system is supplied in the surprising fact that only one out of the dozen greatest subjects of legislation which have engaged the public mind in England during the present century would have come within the powers of the Federal government under the Constitution as it stood before the war, only two under the Constitution as it stands since the addition of the war amendments. I suppose that I am justified in singling out...
Strana 1218 - The charter created a corporation under the style of the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay in New England. The freemen of the Company were to hold a meeting four times a year ; and they were empowered to choose a governor, a deputy governor, and a council of eighteen assistants, who were to hold their meetings each month. They could administer oaths of supremacy and allegiance, raise troops for the defence of their possessions, admit new associates into the Company, and make regulations for...
Strana 1069 - The Australia of to-day has the population of the America of 1790; it is peopled by men of the same race ; it is liberal and progressive and practical ; it is a virgin country with undeveloped resources; it is, to an equal extent, politically and socially independent of European influence.
Strana 1069 - the most remarkable social phenomenon of the present century is the concentration of population in cities...
Strana 1217 - ... marries him, divorces him, entertains civil actions against him, declares him a bankrupt, hangs him for murder. The police that guard his house, the local boards which look after the poor, control highways, impose water rates, manage schools — all these derive their legal powers from his State alone.
Strana 1181 - The buildings consumed, if placed on lots of 65 feet frontage, would line both sides of a street extending from New York to Chicago. A person journeying along this street of desolation would pass in every thousand feet a ruin from which an injured person was taken. At every three-quarters of a mile in this journey he would encounter the charred remains of a human being who had been burned to death.

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