The Government Class Book eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 386 pages of information about The Government Class Book.

Taxation, power of congress in relation to, 112-114
Taxes, assessment and collection of, 76-78
       how apportioned among the states, 106-107
Tender, what lawful, 136
Tennessee, constitution of, 266
Testament, (see Wills and Testaments.)
Texas, constitution of, 263
Theocracy, defined, and government of, 24
Town clerk, duties of, 57
Town officers, election and duties of, 56-59
Towns and townships, organization and powers of, 53, 56
Treason against states, defined, 217
        power of congress concerning, 155, 156
        attainder of, 155
Treasurer, of state, duties of, 51
           of county, 54, 55
           of towns, 58
Treaties, how and by whom made, 244
          by states prohibited, 135
          of peace, 237, 238
Treaty, defined, 144
Truces in war, 237
Trustees of townships, power and duties of, 57
Tunnage, duties, states prohibited to lay, 119, 120

Union, nature of the, 101-104
Usury, defined, and forfeiture in case of, 215

Vacancy, in legislature, how filled, 40
         in United States senate, how filled, 110, 111
Venire issuing of, 67
Verdict, defined, and how rendered, 67
Vermont, constitution of, 241
Vessels, registry, and measurement of, 120
Veto, defined, 47
Veto, in different states, (see State Constitutions.)
Villages, incorporation and government of, 61
Virginia, constitution of, 253
Viva voce, voting by, 34
Voters, qualifications of, in different states, (see State Constitutions.)

War, power of congress to declare, 128
     offensive and defensive, 228, 231
     causes and objects of, 228, 229
     reprisals in, 229, 230
     alliances in, 230, 231
     how declared, 231
     effect of, on the enemy’s subjects, 232
     stratagems in, 233
     privateering and prizes, 233, 234
     truces in, 237
Warrant, prosecution by, 69
Weights and measures, 59, 125
Wills and testaments, 177, 179
Wisconsin, constitution of, 275


Chapter I.

Sec.1.  What is the natural state of mankind?

Sec.2.  What renders them mutually dependent?  By what means are they enabled to supply their wants?

Sec.3.  Why should every man labor for himself?

Sec.4.  What comes from this arrangement?

Sec.5.  How are the rights of men secured to them?

Sec.6.  What is law?

Sec.7.  For what else than society are mankind fitted by nature?  Define moral.

Sec.8.  What is implied in man’s having a moral nature?

Sec.9.  What qualities or faculties in mankind fit them for government and law?

Sec.10.  What is a state or nation?

Sec.11.  What is the object of forming state associations?  What is meant by civil government?

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