Law and liberty.
Origin; Kinds of Law; Courts; Suits; Judges; Grand
Jury; Trial Jury;
Origin of Juries; Officers of Courts; Legal Proceedings; Suggestive
Suffrage and elections.
Suffrage; Importance; Elections; Methods of Voting;
Elections; Bribery; Suggestive Questions
The Australian ballot system,
Origin; In the United States; Principles; Requirements;
Advantages; Forms of Ballots; In Louisville; In Massachusetts; In
Indiana; Suggestive Questions
Parties and party machinery.
Origin; Necessity; Party Machinery; Committees; Conventions;
Conventions; Local and State Conventions; National Convention;
Platform; Nominations; Primary Elections; Caucuses; Suggestive Questions
Bills; Introduction; Committees; Reports; Amendments;
Revenue and taxation.
Revenue; Taxation; Necessity of Taxation; Direct Taxes;
Customs or Duties; Internal Revenue; Suggestive Questions
ELEMENTS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT
Introductory.—People living in the United States owe respect and obedience to not less than four different governments; that is, to four forms of organized authority. They have duties, as citizens of a township or civil district, as citizens of a county, as citizens of some one of the States, and as citizens of the United States. All persons are, or have been, members of a family; some also live under a village or city government; and most children are subject to the government, of some school. Many people in this country live under six governments—namely, the family, the township or civil district, the village or city, the county, the State, and the United States; while children who live in villages or cities, and attend school, are subject to seven different governments. These organizations are so closely related that the duties of the people as citizens of one do not conflict with their duties as citizens of the others. The better citizen a person is of one of these governments the better citizen he is of all governments under which he lives.