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529. What is the name of the court established by Congress in February, 1855? Who represents the government before the court?

529. What is the duty of this court?

Repeat clause 3.

531. How are impeachments tried? What is a jury? Of what number oes the jury consist? What is a verdict?

532. Where is the trial for crimes to be held?

533. Where if they are not committed within a State?

Repeat clause 1, sec. 3.

534. Of what two things does treason consist?

535. What is levying war? If war be actually levied, whc are corsidero l as traitors?

536. What is the highest crime against a government?


537 How many witnesses are necessary in order to convict for treason? Repeat clause 2.

538. What is the punishment for treason? What is the duty of one who has knowledge of the commission of treason? What is a knowledge and concealment of treason, without assenting to it, termed?

539. What is meant by becoming attaint? 540. To what did attainder lead?


543. WHAT has the Constitution declared in regard to the public acts, &c. of the States?

544. What is the mode by which records, &c. should be authenticated? 545. How are records, &c. to be considered when thus authenticated? Repeat clause 1, sec. 2.

546. Repeat clause 2.

518. If the executive authority of one State demand a fugitive from justice of the executive authority of another State, what is the duty of the latter?

549. What course does the executive on whom the requisition is made gene rally pursue?

Repeat clause 3.

551. Are the citizens of slave-holding States allowed to reclaim their slaves when they escape into other States? Are fugitives from service or labour freed when they flee into another State?

553. Has Congress the power to admit new States into the Union? What was the number of States at the adoption of the Constitution? What is the number at present?

554. What form of government does the United States guarantee to every State? When are the territories erected into States?

555. How has Congress acquired additional territory?

557. To what body is the care of the public property intrusted?

558. The title of the United States to public land is derived from thres sources. Name the first.

559. Name the second source.

561. What did Congress recommend to those States who had claims to the Western country?

562. What did Congress resolve with regard to the unappropriated lands? 563. Does the United States own the soil inhabited by the Indians? Wha has it conceded to them? How has their right of ccupancy been extinguished or purchased? What is done be 're the public lands are offered for sale! How are townships subdivided?

565. How are the sections numbered? How are the sections again divided For what purpose are certain sections reserved in each territory?

566. After the lands have been surveyed, what is done?

568. For what purpose were land-offices established? What is a grant for land tormed?

570. What officers do territorial governments include, and by whom are they appointed?

571. What is required of the territories who apply for admission as States?

572. How many organized territories are there at present? Name them. Is the Indian Territory organized?

573. How does the extent of our country compare with England and France? How much less than the area of all Europe?

Repeat clause 4.

574. How many important particulars does this clause contain? Name them.

575. What would be the power of the United States in case of a rebellion in any State ?

576. Has any State a right to alter its constitution? What form of government must it adopt?

577. Is the United States bound to protect each State from invasion? 578. When may the aid of the United States be solicited by any State?


580. WHAT right was proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and recognised by the States? What does Washington declare in his Farewell Address?

581. In what two modes may amendments be proposed?

582. What is required before amendments can become valid?

584. Has Congress power to amend or alter the Constitution? Is the approval of the President necessary?

588. Can any State be deprived of equal suffrage in the Senate?

Repeat clause 1, Article VI. Repeat clause 2.

592. Why are the laws of the federal government required to be obeyed by the States?

593. What constitute the supreme law of the land? Can the States disregard treaties?

594. If an act of Congress be contrary to the Constitution, is it a supreme law of the land?

595. What are the judges of every State bound to by the Constitution? 596. What is the law if an act of Congress should be contrary to the Con stitution?

598. How are senators, &c. bound to support the Constitution?

599. What is the form of the oath or affirmation? How is the oath administered to the Speaker of the House of Representatives? How to the members?

600. Who administers the oath to each newly-elected senator? Who to the President of the Senate, if he has not taken it before?

602. What is required of all officers employed under the government of the United States?

603. What other important provision does this clause contain? What was this prohibition intended to restrain?

304. Does the Constitution establish any form of religious worship?


609. WHAT resolution was adopted by the first Congress, two-thirds of both houses concurring?

610. How many of these articles were ratified?

Repeat Article I.

614. Can Congress make a law respecting the establishment of religion? 615. Does the Constitution secure religious liberty?

616. What is considered the right of a free people?

617. Can any one publish his sentiments freely? What does the liberty of speech not justify?

618. Does the law restrain a man from publishing what he pleases?

619. Have the people a right to petition government for redress?

620. In what way must it be exercised?

Repeat Article II.

622. What diminishes the necessity of maintaining a large standing army? Repeat Article III.; Article IV.

624. What is the object of this article?

625. How far does the privilege of a person's house extend?

626. What is a search-warrant?

628. What is a grand jury? How are they selected in the State courts? In the Federal courts? What must be their number? Their duty?

629. What is said of their sittings? Who is the prosecutor? If they believe the evidence sufficient, what do they endorse on the bill? What is then said of the bill?

630. If the evidence is insufficient, what do they endorse? When is a bill ignored? How is an indictment founded? What is a presentment?

631. How are the officers in service in the army and navy tried? What are capital crimes?

632. Can a person be tried twice for the same offence?

633. Under what circumstances?

634. Must a person be witness against himself? Can he be questioned as to his guilt or innocence?

636. Can private property be taken for public use? What is the right of eminent domain? What is done by virtue of this right?

637. What reason is alleged for this law? What is the check upon the exercise of this law? How can the amount of compensation be ascertained?

638. Can property be taken by government for private uses without consent of the owner?

Repeat Article VI.

640. Why is the trial of an accused person to be speedy? Why public? 641. How is the impartiality of the jury secured?

642. Of what must the prisoner be informed?

Repeat Article VII.

644. What is meant by common law?

655. Can a fact tried by a jury be re-examined in any court of the United States? What is the exception?

Repeat Article VIII.

656. What is meant by bail? When is a person said to be admitted to Dail?

Repeat Article IX.; Article X.

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Adjournment of the houses, 29.
Affirmation defined, 76.

or oath, 28.

Age of representatives, 26, 59.
senators, 72.
Alien, 59.

widow of, when a citizen, 117.
Aliens and foreigners, 168.
obligations of, 117.

Ambassador, servants of, 180.
Ambassadors, 40, 178.

foreign, 179.

Amendment of the Constitution, 42,
48, 232.

Bankruptcies, laws on, 100, 115.

America inhabited when colonized, 9. Bankruptcy and insolvency, 118.
Appellate jurisdiction, 210.
Bills become law, 30, 98.
Appointing power, 175.
Appointment of representatives, 66.

rule of, 103.

Appointments made by the executive,


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Army, head-quarters, 192,
standing, 263.

Articles of confederation adopted, 15.
completed, 15.
revised, 20.
́unsatisfactory, 17.

Assembly of delegates, 13.

Asylum for the insane of army and
navy, 135.
naval, 135.

Attorney-general, 201.

appointment of, 186.
list of, 202.
Attainder, 218.
Attendance compelled, 81, 83.
Auction of public lands, 227.
Authors, rights of, 32, 127, 128.

Armories, national, 191.

Army and navy, under whom. 137.


BAIL defined, 254.

excessive, prohibited, 50, 2541
Bankrupt law, effect of a general, 118
its power, 118.

no national, 119.

engrossed, 95.
enrolled, 96.

fail to become law, 96.
for raising revenue, 92.
origin of, 30, 94.
mode of passing, 94.
objections to, 93.
of attainder, 33, 149.
defined, 143.

of credit, 148.

of indictment, 252.
read three times, 95.
reconsidered, 93.
returned, 94.

signed by whom, 97.
Blount, William, 76, 84.

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privileges granted by,
Chase, Samuel, 77.
Chesapeake Bay, navigation of, 18.
Chief Justice, President of the Senate,
when, 75.
presides, 28.

Chief Justices of Supreme Court, list
of, 208.

Children of naturalized persons, citi-
zens, 117.

Circuit Courts, 210.

when held, 209.
Citizens of each State, privileges of,
41, 220.

Civil officers, 183.
Claims, court of, 214.

due United States, 194.
Classification of senators, 27.
Clerk of House, duties of, 69.
Coasting trade defined, 111.
Coast survey, 194.

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Committee of Conference, 96.
the States, 16, 155.
its power, 16.
Common laws, suits at, 50.

Compensation of members of Con

gress, 29, 88, 89.

President of Senate, 90.
Concurrent powers, 100.
Confederate government, 17.
Confederation, Articles of, 15, 270.

revision of, 20.

unsatisfactory, 17.

Confidential legislative sessions, 85.
Congress, act of, goes into effect, 99

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