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Most interesting of modern e Where did 1500 insurgents asvents ?
semble ? What nation can dwell with the What civil proceeding did they most satisfaction, upon its annals ? prevent at Northampton ?
In what other state, was there an insurrection a little after ?
What measure was adopted in Ms. to support the judicial courts?
What was the issue ? CHAPTER LIX.
When was the insurrection quell
ed? In the early part of 1787. Public Debt. Shays's Insurrec For what purpose, did the tion. Constitution of U. S. legislature of Va. appoint conimis
sioners in '86 ? What did the Americans anti How many states were repre. cipate, during the revolutionary sented in the convention, proposed war ?
by Va.? What civil system was found in Why did they not come to any competent to the great objects, for specific resolution ? which it was instituted ?
To what city, did they adjourn ? Amount of the public debts at the What did they recommend to close of the war ? -- Expense of the
the states ? — With what power ? war ? $135,000,000.
What states then appointed comTo whom, was the foreign debt missioners ? due ? — the domestic ?
Who was chosen president ? Of what important ability, rela On what point, was there little ting to this subject, was Congress difference of opinion ? destitute ?
What was the grand point of What was all that Congress difficulty ? could do in that case ?
What evil had they more than When was the attention of Con once, reason to fear ? gress drawn to this subject ?
Why would that have been an What did Congress propose to
evil ? The old confederation was the States !-- With what success ? utterly incompetent to the great
What was the consequence ? objects of government, and a betEffect upon
certificates of public ter constitution was needed to save debt?
the country from ruin. What else showed the necessity What motion did Dr. Franklin of changing our political system?
introduce at this solemn crisis ? Had Congress possessed the What soon after prevailed ? power, how could they have ap What was the result? plied a remedy?
In what month and year, was How did Ms. attempt to satis the federal constitution presented fy the creditors of the state ? to Congress ? What was the effect?
To whom, did Congress send it In what year?
for consideration ? Name of that insurrection ?
In whom, does the constitution Former office of Shays ? vest the legislature power ? +
+ Perhaps the constitution is not gress of the U. S. which shall conperfectly consistent in stating, that sist of a senate and house of repre
all legislative powers, herein sentatives." Had Congress all granted, shall be vested in a con- | legislative powers, then no other
Meaning of legislative ?
What proportion once in two Of what branches does Congress years ? consist?
Mention some of the powers of What are these branches some- Congress. times called ? Houses.
Restrictions concerning nobility ? What other power, besides that In whom, is vested the executive of Congress, is necessary in order power ? to the enactment of a law ?
Meaning of executive power ? How does a bill become a law, By whom, are the president and when the president is in favor of vice-president chosen ?
For what period ? How may a bill become a law, Mention some of the powers of when the president is against it? the president.
♡ How often are the members of V Of what, does the Judiciary of the House of Representatives cho the U. S. consist ? sen ?
Meaning of judiciary? Age, requisite for this office ?.
How long do the judges hold for a senator? for president ? their offices
Present number of the Senate ? What is the only case in which
For what period, is each senator trial by jury is not allowed to the chosen ?
body or individual would possess it shall be sent together with the obany legislative power. But it seems jections to the other house. - and certain, that the constitution does if approved by two thirds of that vest some legislative power in the house, it shall become a law. - If president. The Congress cannot any bill shall not be returned by the make a law merely by their own president within ten days (Sundays authority. A bill
' or draft of a law, excepted) after it shall have been cannot become a law, without the presented to him, the same shall intervention of presidential power,
be a law in like manner as if he The laws of the U. S. are enacted had signed it, unless the Congress in the following manner. A bill is by their adjournment, prevent its first brought into the House of Rep- return; in which case it shall not resentatives, or into the Senate, by be a law.” Thus it
appears, that one of its members. If approved the signature of the president makes by a majority of that branch of a bill to become a law. The act Congress, it is sent to the other. of signing is most truly a legislative If approved by a majority of act, and must imply some legislative branch also, it is sent to the presi- power in the president, and likedent for his acceptance or rejection. wise imply, that all legislative If he signs it, it becomes a law. power is not in Congress. It is “Every bill,” says the constitution, true indeed, that Congress, if " which shall have passed the sufficiently agreed, may cause any House of Representatives and the bill to become a law in spite of Senate, shall, before it becomes the president; but still by their relaw, be presented to the pres consideration and re-enaction, it ident of the U. S. If he ap
cannot become a law so soon, as prove, he shall sign it. But if by his simple signature. Though not, he shall return it with his ob he has by no means the same legis. jections to that house in which it lative power as either house of shall have originated. If after such Congress; yet probably his legis. reconsideration, two thirds of that lative
is more important, house shall agree to pass the bill, / than that of any other legislator.
Meaning of jury?
Who was Daniel Shays ? By how many states, was the The capture of which of our constitution soon received?
great cities, seems to have proved What states acceded to it within highly beneficial to us ? a year or two after ?
To what part of the country, was Effect of the peace of '83 upon the principal seat of war removed morals ?
in 1778 ? What religious sect was intro Who was Major Andre ? duced during this period ?
What American committed Effeet of the peace of ’83 upon dreadful depredations in Va. in our commerce ?
1781 ? With what country had we then Who was Col. Ledyard ? the greatest commercial inter In what state, was there a great course ?
insurrection in 1786 ? When did our trade with China What British general did Philacommence ?
delphia capture ? Effect of the peace upon agricul What southern city was taken by ture ?
Col. Campbell, Dec. 29, 1778 ? What very important article soon Who was General Sumpter ? became a staple in the Southern For what, is Tarrytown noted ? States ?
For what, is Cowpens noted ? Meaning of staple?. Principal For what, is Camden in S. C. article raised or manufactured 'for memorable ? sale. It is often used as an adjec For what purpose, were Adams, tive connected with commodity. Franklin, Jay and Lawrence, apWhat checked the progress of our
pointed Commissioners ? manufactures in the sixth period ?
Whom did Clinton succeed 'as Population at the close
commander at Philadelphia ? How many colleges were estab Important fortress, taken by Gen. lished in thai period ?
Wayne in 1779 ? Mention some of the difficulties, Who was De Kalb ? that existed at the close of the war. For what, is Yorktown noted ? What encomium is passed upon
On what occasion, was General the framers of our constitution ? O'Hara the representative of Com
Which of our cities did the Brit. ish occupy nine months ?
Who was Robert Morris ?
Who commanded at Philadel.
British in 1778 ?
Whom did Carleton supersede at
N. Y. in 1782 ? For what, is Valley Forge distin In what state, is Freehold ? guished ?
From what, did Robert Morris Who was D'Estaing ?
save this country ? Who attacked Charleston, S. C. What do you recollect of Glouin April, 1780 ?
cester Point ? Most distinguished American What officers of the U. S. are traitor ?
chosen for two years ? - for 4?For what purpose, did Clinton for 6? send agents to 1300 mutineers at For what, is Freehold noted ? Princeton ?
Charleston against Clinton, in pressed upon the attention of the 1780 ?
president and Congress ? Who was Rochambeau ?
What was to be
provided ? Who were Paulding, Williams Meaning of revenue ? and Van Wert?
What were to be arranged and Who was Count de Grasse ? filled ?
Why did Congress give Rocham Meaning of departments of gove beau iwo field pieces?
ernment? Certain branches of the What do you recollect of Fort government, which were to be parGriswold ?
ticularly managed by individuals What officers of the U. S. are under the president. chosen by electors, chosen for the What is meant by filling them ? purpose ?
Choosing individuals to perform the What French commander con. duties of each. ducted 18 ships of war to our aid By whom, were these individuals in 1778?
nominated ? Washington. Who left 4000 men under Corn By what, was he actuated in per. wallis at Charleston, S. C. in 1780 ? forming this duty? A regard to
Whom did Washington repri- the best good of the country. mand for peculation ?
Who has the power to remove What distinction did Gen. Lin. such officers ? coln receive at Yorktown?
Who was selected for the departe What event may be considered ment of state ? Mr. Jefferson. as closing the revolutionary war ? Duties of this department ? To
aid and advise the president in performing his most important duties.
About how long was the first session of this Congress ?
For what, did they direct the secCHAPTER LX. - p. 240. retary of the treasury to pro
vide? Commencement of Washington's
How had the public credit beadministration.
come exceedingly sunk? By vast Plan to raise quantities of paper money, that
had public credit.
Some account of Vt. - War with the Ohio
been issued by the former ConÍndiuns, fc.
gress, which they had been unable to redeem.
What journey did W. take, durFirst President under the Feder- | ing the recess of Congress ? al Constitution ?
With what progress and improveIn what year, was he inaugurat- ment, was he highly gratified ? ed? - How?
How was he every where reWhat did he solemnly swear or
ceived ? affirm to preserve, protect and de In what year, commenced the fend to the best of his abilities? second session of this Congress ? The constitution.
What three things did Mr. HannMeaning of inaugurate ? ilton recommend, to support public Where were public prayers offer- credit ? ed on the morning of his inaugura
Which of these was unanimously tion? In all the churches.
adopted ? On whom, did W. then publicly Fate of the other two ? acknowledge his dependence ? Was the amount of the public
What most important business | securities to be paid partly to the
original holders, or wholly to those Amount of its capital ? who then held them ?
Where did an Indian war com What is meant by the assump mence about this time? tion of the State debts? That all Near what town, had Gen. Har. the debts which individual states mer a battle with the Indians ? had contracted for carrying on the
Issue of that battle? war, should be assumed by the U. Who succeeded Gen. Harmer ? s, and paid as their own.
How was Washington treated, Grand reason for such assump on his tour through the Southern tion ? That as the war had been States ? carried on equally for the good of Of what, did he witness the most the whole, the expenses should be happy effects ? defrayed from the common treas. Near what river, had Gen. Si ury.
Clair a battle with the Indians ? Effect of these measures upon
In what state ? - - Result? public credit ?
How was his conduct regarded ♡ In what year, did Vt. become by a committee of Congress ? one of the U.S. ?
What bill was occasioned by St. Meaning of Vermont? Green Clair's defeat ? mountain.
Ohjections to the bill ? Why so called ?
Why did its advocates consider About how long is it, since the the war just ? settlement of Vt. commenced ? About how many of the inhabi
What people built Crown Point, tants had the Indians murdered ? in 1731 ?
Fate of the bill ? Why did N. H. make large Into whom, did the members opgrants of land in V1.?
posed to Washington's administra. What other colony supposed her- tion, infuse their opposition ? self to have a better right to the What party was thus formed lands of Vt.? - Why?
throughout the nation ? To what umpire, was the cause What state was added to the submitted ?
Union next after V1.? Meaning of umpire ?
How long after ? In whose favor, decided ?
How many states were there Where else did N. Y. claim then ? land ?
Growth and rank of Kentucky? Determination of the settlers ? What unfavorable suspicions,
What prevented a civil war be did some entertain of Washington tween the parties? The contest in '92 ? with Britain.
Who was chosen president in In what year, was Vt. called by 1793 ? its present name?
What measure had W. deterWhy was it not immediately ad- mined to adopt, at the close of his mitted into the Union ? .
first presidential period ? What other state claimed juris What prevented ? The urgent diction over Vt. in '83 ?
calls of his friends and country. For what compensation, did N. Who was then chosen vice-pres Y. finally relinquish the claim ? ident? For what purpose was a tax
What occasioned a suspension of imposed upon domestic ardent hostilities with the Wabash Indians spírits ?
in '93 ? Fate of a bill for a national What then rendered the Indiap bank?
war of secondary consideration ?