Eposchs of American History

Eposchs of American History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...comprehensive terms. Thus, .. all the difficulties arising out of the unfriendly Simplicity, -, . of the Con-commercial legislation or States, and their institution, terference with foreign treaties, were removed by the simple clause: "The Congress shall have Powei... to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes." The great question of taxation was settled by fourteen words: "The Congress shall have Power... To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises." In a few respects the Constitution was deficient. It did not profess to be all-comprehensive, for the details of the government were to be worked out in Omissions. later statutes. There was, however, no provision for future annexations of territory. No safeguards were provided for the proper appointment and removal of public officers. The growth of corporations was not foreseen, and no distinct power was conferred upon Congress either to create or to regulate them. Above all, the convention was obliged to leave untouched the questions connected with slavery which later disrupted the Union. On Sept. 17, 1787, the convention finished its work. To the eloquent and terse phraseology of Gouverneur The work Morris we owe the nervous English of the finished. great instrument. As the members were affixing their signatures, Franklin remarked, pointing to the picture of a sun painted behind the President's chair: "I have often and often, ... in the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears, looked... without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting; but now, at length, I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun." 65. Difficulties of Ratification (1787, 1788). The text of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914120
  • 9781236914125