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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

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

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     SEC. 2. The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of the army and
navy of the
United States, and of the militia of the several States, when in actual service
of the United
States; he may require the written opinion of the principal officers of the
several executive
departments upon subjects relating to the duties of their respective offices,
and shall have power to
grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except
in cases of impeachment.
     He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
to make treaties,
provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur, and shall nominate to
the Senate ambassa-
dors, other public ministers and consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and
all other officers of
the United States whose appointment is not otherwise provided for; but Congress
may vest the
appointment of inferior officers in the President alone, in the courts of
law, or in the heads of
     The President may fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess
of the Senate, by
granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.
     He shall, from time to time, give Congress information of the state
of the Union, and
recommend measures to their consideration; he may, on extraordinary occasions,
convene both
Houses or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them as to
the time of adjourn-
ment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall
receive ambassadors
and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully
executed, and shall com-
mission all the officers of the United States.
     SEC. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the
United States, shall be
removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery,
or other high crimes
and misdemeanors.
                                        ARTICLE III.
     SECTION 1. The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in
one Supreme
Court, and in such inferior courts as Congress may establish. The Judges,
both of the Supreme
and inferior Courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall
receive a compensa-
tion which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
     SEC. 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity,
arising under this
Constitution, the laws of the United States, treaties, cases affecting ambassadors,
other public
ministers and consuls, all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction ;
to controversies to which
the United States shall be a party; controversies between two or more States;
between a State
and citizens of another State; between citizens of different States; between
citizens of the same
State claiming lands under grants of different States, and between a State
or the citizens thereof
and foreign States, citizens or subjects.
     In all cases affecting Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State
is a party, the
Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all other cases mentioned,
the Supreme
Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, subject
to exceptions and regu-
lations made by Congress.
     All crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be tried by jury,
and in the State where
the crime was committed; but Congress shall fix the place of trial for crimes
not committed
within any State.
     SEC. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying
war against them,
or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall
be convicted of
treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or
on confession in open
     Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but
no attainder of treason
shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except during the life of the
person attainted.
                                        ARTICLE IV.
     SECTION 1. Each State shall give full faith and credit to the public
acts, records and judi-
cial proceedings of every other State, and Congress may prescribe the manner
in which such
acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

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