The Rise And Progress Of The English Constitution by Sir Edward Shepherd CreasyThe Rise And Progress Of The English Constitution by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy

The Rise And Progress Of The English Constitution

bySir Edward Shepherd Creasy

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Hntnber of Population.--Distribution of Fo'itieal Power.--The Crown.--Number of Parliamentary Electors.--Education.--Property.--Exercise of Political Powers la matters not Parliamentary.--Local Self-government.--Property Qualification.--Influence of Public Opinion,--liigbt of Free Diicussiou, and Liberty of the Presa. The total number of the human beings living in England and Wales at the time of the last Census (March 31, 1851) was seventeen millions nine hundred and twenty-seven thousand six hundred and nine. The whole of this population enjoys full and equal protection by the law of the land; but our present object is to ascertain who enjoy active political rights, and in what degrees. In this investigation women and children are first to be excluded; and, therefore, in order to obtain the number of males of full age in the total population of nearly eighteen millions, we may follow the usual statistical rule, and divide by four, which will give, in round numbers, about four millions and a half as the number of Englishmen and Welshmen of mature age, who were living in the land, when the people were last num See, for these numbers and the number of electors, the two valuable volumes lately published by the Census Commissioners, and a parliamentary return ordered by the House of Commons, No. 10G, 1853. bered; and if we assume the present amount to be nearly the same (the difference being on the side of increase), our computation will be accurate enough for all practical political purposes. In considering the various constitutional rights which are, or may be, exercised by the various members of these four millions and a half, we will follow the Aristotelian classification of the active functions of political government, which has been alre...
Title:The Rise And Progress Of The English ConstitutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217634435

ISBN - 13:9780217634434