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The Constitution of the United States

A Brief Study of the Genesis, Formulation and Political Philosophy of the Constitution of the United States

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Author: James M. Beck
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,829 / 112 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.5
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 2,313
Added to site: 2006.05.12
mnybks.net#: 13557
Genre: Politics
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gratefully acknowledge, it would lie in the fact that we are to consider one of the supremely great achievements of the English-speaking race. It is in that aspect that I shall treat my theme; for, as a philosophical or juristic discussion of the American Constitution, my addresses will be neither as "deep as a well, nor as wide as a church door."

My auditors will bear in mind that I must limit each address to the duration of an hour, and that I cannot go deeply or exhaustively into a subject that has challenged the admiring comment and profound consideration of the intellectual world for nearly a century and a half.

If England and America are to act together in the coming time--and the destinies of the world are, to a very large extent, in their keeping, then they must know each other better, and, to this end, they must take a greater interest in each other's history and political institutions. My principal purpose in these lectures is to deepen the interest of this great nation in one of the

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