The Busy Man's Hand-Book; A Condensed Cyclopedia of Historical, Geographical, Scriptural, Scientific, Legal, Social, Mercantile, Medical, and Useful I

The Busy Man's Hand-Book; A Condensed Cyclopedia of Historical, Geographical, Scriptural, Scientific, Legal, Social, Mercantile, Medical, and Useful I

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...has an annual salary of 8,000 dollars, and holds office during the pleasure of the President. The whole legislative power is vested by the Constitution in a Congress, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate consists of two members from each State, chosen by the State Legislatures for six years. Senators must be not less than thirty years of age; must have been citizens of the United States for nine years; and be residents in the States for which they are chosen. Besides its legislative capacity, the Senate is entrusted with the power of ratifying or rejecting all treaties made by the President with foreign powers, a two-thirds majority of senators present being required for ratification. The Senate is also invested with the power of confirming or rejecting all appointments to office made by the President, and its members constitute a High Court of Impeachment. The judgment in the latter case extends only to removal from office and disqualification. Representatives have the sole power of impreachment. The House of Representatives is composed of members elected every second year by the vote of the male citizens over the age of 21 of the several States of the Union who are duly qualified and registered in accordance with the laws of their respective States. By the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, neither race nor color affects the right of citizens. The franchise is not absolutely universal; residence for at least one year in most States (in Michigan and Maine three months) is necessary; in some States the payment of taxes, in others registration. Untaxed Indians are excluded from the franchise, in most States convicts, in some States duellists and fraudulent voters; in Massachusetts voters are required to be able to read...show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503066
  • 9781236503060