Manual of the Constitution of the United States Designed for the Instruction of American Youth in the Duties Obligations and Rights Of

Author: Israel Ward Andrews
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 1153973030
Release Date: 2010-03

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... temporarily exclusive, till a subordinate is instituted. It becomes exclusive again, if a subordinate is extinct, whether by right or by wrong; and it remains exclusive, when it is so, till a subordinate is rightfully restored."1 As direct taxes are by Article I, Section 2, Clause 3, to be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, it might be thought that the inhabitants of the District of Columbia would be exempt. But the Supreme Court has decided that Congress has the power to levy a direct tax on the District of Columbia, and also upon the territories. Congress is not bound to do it, but the power is possessed, qualified in the same manner as in regard to the States; i.e., the tax must be in proportion to the population. A direct tax was levied upon the States in January, 1815. In February of the same year a tax was levied on the District of Columbia. The direct tax of $20,000,000 a year, according to act of August, 1861, included the District of Columbia, and all the territories then existing. In the cessions to Congress under this clause, there has generally been a reservation of the right to serve State process, civil and criminal, upon persons found therein. Thus these places can not be made sanctuaries for fugitives. On the sixteenth of April, 1862, slavery was abolished in the District of Columbia by act of Congress. At the same session of Congress (the second of the Thirtyseventh Congress), an act was passed declaring that there should be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the territories then existing, or which should be formed thereafter. In the District of Columbia provision was made to remunerate loyal owners for the slaves thus set free, not exceeding $300 each in the aggregate. In 1871 a...

Manual Constitution of the United States with Amendments Jefferson s Manual Rules and Orders for the House and Senate and

Author: United States Congress House
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1377436551
Release Date: 2018-02-14
Genre: History

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