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TWENTIETH CENTURY TEXT-BOOKS

EDITED BY

A. F. NIGHTINGALE, PH. D., LL.D.

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

TWENTIETH CENTURY TEXT-BOOKS

OF HISTORY

A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN NATION. By ANDREW C. MCLAUGHLIN, A.M., LL.B., Professor of American History, University of Michigan. Illustrated, Cloth, $1.40.

A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NATION. By GEORGE M. WRONG, M.A., Professor of History, University of Toronto. Illustrated. Cloth, $1.30.

A HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE AGES. BY DANA CARLETON MUNRO, A.M., Professor of European History, University of Wisconsin. Illustrated, Cloth, 90 cents.

A HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE. BY MERRICK WHITCOMB, Ph.D., Professor of Modern History, University of Cincinnati. Illustrated, Cloth, $1.10. MUNRO'S MIDDLE AGES AND WHITCOMB'S MODERN EUROPE in one volume. Cloth, $1.50. LIFE OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS. By CHARLES BURTON GULICK, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Greek in Harvard University. Illustrated, Cloth, $1.40.

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THE GOVERNMENT

OF THE

UNITED STATES

BY

BERNARD MOSES, PH.D., LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

CENTURY

OOKS

NEW YORK

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1906

761.6706

JUL 16 1905

Harvard University, Dept. of Education Library,

Cift of the Publishers.

TRANSFERRED TO HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1932

COPYRIGHT, 1906, BY

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

PREFACE

THE main purpose of this book is to show what the Government of the United States is, by giving a sketch of its organization and the general methods of its working. It deals not only with the central, or Federal government, but also with the State, Territorial, and local governments; and all of these taken together make up the Government of the United States. Students who undertake the study of this Government should keep in mind the fact that each of the governments, local, State, and Federal, exercises some part of the political power of the nation. This is the territorial distribution of power. He should also keep in mind the fact that in the town or city government, as well as in the State or Federal government, the power which each holds is divided among the legislative, the executive, and the judicial departments. This is a distribution according to the kind of power to be exercised. Thus, in order to understand how this nation is governed, one must give attention to both of these forms of distribution.

The topics here treated, concerning the organization and powers of the Government, constitute a general subject by themselves. If properly comprehended, they show us what the Government is. They are sufficient to occupy the student during the time usually allotted to this study, and they must

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