The Civil Government Of Virginia; For The Use Of Schools by Royall Bascom SmitheyThe Civil Government Of Virginia; For The Use Of Schools by Royall Bascom Smithey

The Civil Government Of Virginia; For The Use Of Schools

byRoyall Bascom Smithey

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII RELATIONS OF THE STATE AND THE NATION The State and the Nation.--Each state is independent in its own sphere of action, but is subordinate to the national government. The supreme law for the whole country is to be found in the Constitution, in the laws, and in the treaties of the United States. No state has power to annul these. The Civil War settled the much-disputed question of the relations of the state and the nation, and the decision was in favor of the supremacy of the nation. The present state constitution, ratified by the people in 1869, declares that Virginia "shall ever remain a member of the United States of America, and that the people thereof are a part of the American nation, and that all attempts from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve said union or to sever said nation, are unauthorized and ought to be resisted with the whole power of the state." Each State takes Part in the National Government.--Each state, as a constituent member of the Union, takes part in carrying on the national government. The people of each elect members to the national House of Representatives, the legislature of each elects national senators, and each state appoints its share of the electors of the president and vice president. The National House of Representatives.--Representatives of the national House are apportioned by Congress among the states in proportion to population, once in ten years, and for their election the law directs that each state shall be divided into districts, contiguous in territory, and as nearly equal in inhabitants as possible. The boundaries of these districts are fixed by the state legislature, and each district chooses one representative. The last apportionment of representatives was made in 1890, and it...
Title:The Civil Government Of Virginia; For The Use Of SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217577016

ISBN - 13:9780217577014