The Constitutional Instructor; For the Use of Schools
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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...to a smaller number, i, e. the smallest number who may be present at the right time and place, and constitutionally qualified to act, --to adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members. How often did the popular assemblies of Alliens meet? The Amphictyonic Council? Of what is each House the judge? How much is a quorum? What do you understand by a quorum? What may a smaller number do? What occasioned the principal debate on Sec. 5?, Why did some think a majority too large? 'What advantage did they expect from a small quorum? What objection had others to a quorum less than a majority? How were the objections to a large quorum finally removed? Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member. Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secresy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal. "Each House may determine," etc. Some debate arose with regard to the number that ought to be required for the expulsion of a member. It was finally fixed at two thirds, because it was two great a power to be given to a bare majority. Times of party violence might arrive, it was evident, when a majority might be united to expel an obnoxious individual, more on account of the party to which he belonged, than his disorderly behavior.-"Each House shall keep a journal," etc. Some attempts were made to' introduce a distinction between the two Houses, in the rule respecting the publishing of their journals, and the entering...
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