American History, Government and Institutions: A Manual of Citizenship for Young Americans and New Americans

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Palmer Company, 1914 - United States - 233 pages

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Page 186 - Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that the nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
Page 135 - Labor shall be to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
Page 174 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 49 - Ten or twelve hours, perhaps less." "So much the better; I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec.
Page 185 - Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and Government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this...
Page 205 - States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which the alien may be at the time a citizen or subject.
Page 211 - CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION. Number Petition, volume , page Stub, volume , page (Signature of holder) Description of holder ; Age, ; height ; color, ; complexion, ; color of eyes, ; color of hair, ; visible distinguishing marks, Name, age, and place of residence of wife Names, ages, and places of residence of minor children , Be it remembered, that at a...
Page 85 - I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition ; also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Page 185 - And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated states and parts of states are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons...
Page 211 - Be it remembered, that at a term of the court of , held at on the day of , in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and , , who previous to his (her) naturalization was a citizen (or subject) of , at present residing at number street, city (town), (State Territory or...

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