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The history of Columbia County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States
(1880)

Constitution of the United States: condensed,   pp. 297-305 PDF (3.9 MB)


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CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
it, with his objections, to that House in which it originated, who shall
enter the objections on
their journal and proceed to reconsider it. If, after reconsideration, two-thirds
shall agree to
pass the bill, it shall be sent, with the objections, to the other House,
and, if approved by two-
thirds of that House, it shall become a law., But in all such cases, the
yeas and nays shall be
taken, and entered upon the journal of each House, respectively. Any bill
not returned by
the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been
presented to him, shall
be a law, as if he had signed it, unless Congress, by adjournment, shall
prevent its return, in
which case it shall not be a law.
     Every order, resolution or vote requiring the concurrence of the Senate
and House of Rep-
resentatives (except a question of adjournment), shall be approved by the
President before tak-
ing effect; or, being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by a two-thirds
vote of each House,
as in the case of a bill.
     SEC. 8. Congress shall have power:
     To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts
and provide for the
common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties,
imposts and excises
shall be uniform throughout the United States
     To borrow money on the public credit;
     To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States
and with the
Indian tribes;
     To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the
subject of bank-
ruptcies;
     To coin money, regulate the value thereof and foreign coin, and fix
the standard of weights
and measures;
     To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current
coin of the United
States ;
     To establish post offices and post roads;
     To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for
limited times to authors
and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;
     To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
     To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas,
and offenses against
the laws of nations;
     To declare war, grant letters of marque and rep1isal, and make rules
concerning captures on
land and water;
     To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use
shall be for a longer
term than two years;
     To provide and maintain a navy;
     To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval
forces;
     To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the
Union, suppress insur-
rection and repel invasions;
     To provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the militia, and
for governing such parts
of them as may be employed in the service of the United States-the several
States to appoint
the officers and to train the militia according to the discipline prescribed
by Congress;
     To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases, over the seat of Government,
and over all
forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards and other needful buildings; and
  To make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution all powers
vested by this
Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department
or officer thereof.
     SEC. 9. Foreign immigration or the importation of slaves into the States
shall not be pro-
hibited by Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight,
but a tax or duty
may, be imposed not exceeding ten dollars for each person so imported.
     The writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless required by
the public safety in
cases of rebellion or invasion.
     No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
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