- Tapa blanda: 318 páginas
- Editor: RareBooksClub.com (6 de marzo de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1130276899
- ISBN-13: 978-1130276893
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...of all the colonies, of a complete dissolution of their allegiance to the British crown. It severed the political connection between the people of this country and the people of England, and at once erected the different colonies into free and independent states. The body by which this step was taken constituted the actual government of the nation, at the time, and its members had been directly invested with competent legislative power to take it, and had also been specially instructed to do so. The consequences flowing from its adoption were, that the local allegiance of the inhabitants of each colony became transferred and due to the colony itself, or as it was expressed by the Congress, became due to the laws of the colony, from which they derived protection; that the people of the country became thenceforth the rightful sovereign of the country; that they became united in a national capacity, as one people; that they could thereafter enter into treaties and contract alliances with foreign nations, could levy war and conclude peace, and do all other acts pertaining to the exercise of a national sovereignty; and finally, that, in their national capacity, they became known and designated as the United States of America. This Declaration was the first national state paper in which these words were used as the style and title of the nation. In the enacting part of the instrument, the Congress styled themselves 'the representatives of the United States of America in general Congress assembled;' and from that period the previously 'United Colonies' have been known as a political community, both within their own borders and by the other nations of the world, by the title which they then assumed. "The title of 'The United States of America' was formally ass...
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