The Government Class Book eBook

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Sec.2.  Why also the power to define and punish offenses against the law of nations?

Sec.3.  Why the power to declare war?  Who exercises this power in monarchies?

Sec.4.  What are letters of marque and reprisal?  Why should not an individual redress his private wrongs?

Sec.5.  Why should not the states authorize reprisals?

Sec.6.  Why has congress the power to make rules concerning captures?  How is captured property distributed?

Sec.7.  Why is the general power to provide for the national defense intrusted to congress?

Sec.8.  Why was given to congress entire control over the district containing the seat of government?

Sec.9.  What district is here referred to?  Over what other places has congress exclusive authority?

Sec.10.  What is the last power granted in the list here enumerated?  Why is this general grant of power to make laws deemed necessary?

Sec.11.  What opinion is held by some in regard to this power?  On what reasons is this opinion founded?

Chapter XXXVII.

Sec.1.  What is the first prohibition on congress?

Sec.2.  To what has this reference?  For what reasons was this prohibition assented to?

Sec.3.  Have men a natural right to buy and sell each other?  When was the foreign slave trade prohibited?  How is it now punishable?

Sec.4.  Define habeas corpus.  What is the privilege of this writ?

Sec.5.  What is a bill of attainder?  When is it a bill of pains and penalties?

Sec.6.  What is an ex post facto law?  Give examples of ex post facto laws.

Sec.7.  What is a capitation tax?  To what provision of the constitution does this prohibition refer?  What does it mean?

Sec.8.  Why are duties on exports forbidden?  How might the interests of the different states be injuriously affected by taxing exports?

Sec.9.  What further reasons are given for this prohibition?  How is freedom and equality in trade secured to the states?

Sec.10.  By what provision is the proper disposal of the public moneys secured?

Sec.11.  Why is the granting of titles of nobility forbidden?  How are public officers guarded against corruption from foreign influence?

Chapter XXXVIII.

Sec.1.  What is a treaty?  An alliance?  A confederation?  Why are states forbidden to enter into them?

Sec.2.  Why should not states issue letters of marque and reprisal?

Sec.3.  Why should they not coin money?

Sec.4.  Why were they forbidden to emit bills of credit?  Does the prohibition extend to bank bills?

Sec.5.  What is meant by tender, usually termed lawful or legal tender?  Why should coin only be made tender in payment of debts?

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