Taking the United States as a whole, there are to-day fully two hundred and fifty thousand people who are paying for two telephones instead of one, an economic waste of at least ten million dollars a year.
It is being knit together into a stupendous Bell System--a federation of self-governing companies, united by a central company that is the busiest of them all.
But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution of civil government, for that compound nation, the United States of America.
That is, the institution, by the people of the United States, of a civil government, to guard and protect and defend them all.
Besides, it is well known that acknowledgments, explanations, and compensations are often accepted as satisfactory from a strong united
nation, which would be rejected as unsatisfactory if offered by a State or confederacy of little consideration or power.
Were the people regarded in this transaction as forming one nation, the will of the majority of the whole people of the United States would bind the minority, in the same manner as the majority in each State must bind the minority; and the will of the majority must be determined either by a comparison of the individual votes, or by considering the will of the majority of the States as evidence of the will of a majority of the people of the United States.
Among communities united for particular purposes, it is vested partly in the general and partly in the municipal legislatures.
With these he sailed from New York to London in 1784, disposed of them advantageously, made himself further acquainted with the course of the trade, and returned the same year to New York, with a view to settle in the United
The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a citizen of the United
States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
For more than a year past he had been away from us in the United
States; and all we knew of him (instructed by his letters) was, that he might be shortly expected to return to us in the enviable character of one of the richest men in England.
He described the international organization of the socialists that united
the million and a half in the United
States with the twenty-three millions and a half in the rest of the world.
On the 20th of October, at a general meeting of the Gun Club, Barbicane produced a magnificent map of the United
For four days, from the 5th to the 9th of January, the trains were stopped as they are on Sundays on the railways of the United
States, and every road was open.
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United
States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.