Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Studies in Civics   By: (1853-1924)

Book cover

First Page:

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SERIES

STUDIES IN CIVICS

BY JAMES T. McCLEARY, M.C.

LATE TEACHER OF CIVICS AND HISTORY IN THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL MANKATO, MINNESOTA LIFE MEMBER MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

REVISED TO 1897

[Illustration: (House of Representatives) UNITED STATES CAPITOL (Senate.)]

TO THE MEMBERS OF MY CLASSES IN CIVICS, WHOSE QUESTIONS HAVE AIDED ME IN DETERMINING WHAT SUBJECTS TO TREAT, AND WHOSE EARNESTNESS AND INTELLIGENCE HAVE MADE IT A PLEASURE TO BE THEIR TEACHER, THIS BOOK IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

PREFACE.

The thought constantly in mind in the preparation of this book has been to furnish useful material in usable form.

Attention is invited to the scope of the work. The Constitution of the United States, not a mere abstract of it but a careful study of the text, is properly given much space but is not allowed a monopoly of it. Each of our governmental institutions deserves and receives a share of consideration. The order of presentation beginning with the town, where the student can observe the operations of government, and proceeding gradually to the consideration of government in general is based upon conclusions reached during eighteen years of experience in teaching this subject.

Matter to be used chiefly for reference is placed in the appendix. Attention is asked to the amount of information which, by means of tabulations and other modes of condensation, is therein contained. Documents easily obtainable, such as the Declaration of Independence, are omitted to make room for typical and other interesting documents not usually accessible.

Is this book intended to be an office holders' manual? No; but it is intended to help students to get an insight into the way in which public business is carried on.

Is it designed as an elementary treatise on law? No; but the hope is indulged that the young people who study it will catch something of the spirit of law, which to know is to respect.

CONTENTS.

PREFACE, TO TEACHERS, TO STUDENTS,

PRELIMINARY CHAPTER.

GOVERNMENT: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT IS,

PART I. GOVERNMENT WITHIN THE STATE.

CHAPTER. I. THE TOWN: WHY AND HOW ORGANIZED, ETC., II. PRIMITIVE MODES OF ADMINISTERING JUSTICE, III. PROCEEDINGS IN A JUSTICE COURT, IV. THE INCORPORATED VILLAGE, V. THE CITY, VI. THE COUNTY, VII. ESTABLISHING JUSTICE IN THE COUNTY, VIII. HISTORICAL,

PART II. THE STATE.

IX. STATES: WHY AND HOW CREATED, X. STATE CONSTITUTIONS, XI. DEPARTMENTS OF GOVERNMENT, XII. THE LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, XIII. THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, XIV. OTHER STATE OFFICERS, XV. THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, XVI. RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT,

PART III. THE NATION.

XVII. THE CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTION, XVIII. THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, XIX. THE ORIGIN OF THE CONSTITUTION, XX. THE CONSTITUTION: PREAMBLE, XXI. STRUCTURE OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, XXII. POWERS OF CONGRESS, XXIII. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, XXIV. THE JUDICIAL BRANCH, XXV. THE RELATIONS OF THE STATES, XXVI. MODES OF AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION, XXVII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, XXVIII. RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION, XXIX. THE AMENDMENTS,

PART IV. GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL.

XXX. FORMS OF GOVERNMENT,

PART V. COMMERCIAL LAW.

XXXI. CONTRACTS, XXXII. AGENCY, XXXIII. PARTNERSHIP, XXXIV. CORPORATIONS, XXXV. COMMERCIAL PAPER,

APPENDIX.

A. FORMS, B. TABLES, C. HOW SOME THINGS ARE DONE, D. SOME PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, E. DOCUMENTS,

GENERAL INDEX,

TO TEACHERS.

Highly competent teachers are the very ones who receive most kindly suggestions meant to be helpful. For such these words are intended.

The local organizations are so related that it is advisable for all classes to consider each of them. Especial attention should, however, be given to the organization (town, village or city) in which the school is. Here considerable time can be profitably spent, and the matter in the book may be much amplified... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books