de La Democratie En Amerique Volume 1
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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...to the world, and of bearing the torch of revolution beyond their frontiers whilst they stifled its devouring flame within the bosom of their country. But it is a novelty in the history of society to see a great people turn a calm and scrutinizing eye upon itself, when apprised by the legislature that the wheels of government are stopped; to see it carefully examine the extent of the evil, and patiently wait for two whole years until a remedy was discovered, which it voluntarily adopted without having wrung a tear or a drop of blood from mankind. At the time when the inadequacy of the first constitution was discovered America possessed the double advantage of that calm which had succeeded the effervescence of the revolution, and of those great!' Congress made this declaration on February 21, 1787. men who had led the revolution to a successful issue. The assembly which accepted the task of composing the second constitution was small; c but George Washington was its President, and it contained the choicest talents and the noblest hearts which had ever appeared in the New World. This national commission, after long and mature deliberation, offered to the acceptance of the people the body of general laws which still rules the Union. All the States adopted it successively.d The new Federal Government commenced its functions in 1789, after an interregnum of two'years. The Revolution of America terminated when that of France began. Summary Of The Federal Constitution Division of authority between the Federal Government and the States--The Government of the States is the rule, the Federal Government the exception. The first question which awaited the Americans was intricate, and by no means easy of solution: the object was so to divide the authority of...
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