The Fundamentals of American Government: Including the Great Documents on Which Its Institutions Are Founded and the Statutes Relating to ... and Explanatory Notes (Classic Reprint).
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (11 July 2015)
By: Charles Z. Lincoln (Author)
The title of the book shows what it is, or, at least, what it is intended to be. It is prepared primarily for the information of foreigners intending to become American citizens: but it is hoped that it will also be useful to experienced citizens, and to native Americans coming into citizenship. The chief purpose of the book is the presentation in convenient form of the four great documents which compose the foundation of our government, namely, Magna Charta, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States. These have been preceded by a general introduction, in which I have tried to set forth, as briefly as practicable, the elements of our system of government, the relations sustained by the states to one another and to the nation, and also some observations on the rights, privileges, immunities, and duties of citizens.
The increased tendency manifested by recent naturalization laws to raise the standard of foreign citizenship by imposing educational qualifications, requiring more knowledge of the American system of government, seems to demand the preparation of a volume from which the foreigner may obtain some knowledge of the fundamentals of our government.
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