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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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HISTORY OF WISCONSIN.
                                         ARTICLE IX.
     The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed
to deny or dis-
 parage others retained by the people.
                                          ARTICLE X.
      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.
                                         ARTICLE XI.
     The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend
to any suit in law
 or equity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens
of another
 State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign State.
                                         ARTICLE XII.
     The electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by ballot
for President and Vice
President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same
State with themselves;
distinct ballots shall be made for President and Vice President, and distinct
lists made of such
ballots and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign
and certify and transmit
sealed to the seat of government, addressed to the President of the Senate;
the President of the,
Senate shall, in presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open
all the certificates,
and the votes shall then be counted; the person having the greatest number
of votes for Presi-
dent shall be President, if such number be a majority of the whole number
of electors appointed ;
if no person have such majority, then from those having the highest numbers,
not exceeding
three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives
shall choose imme-
diately by ballot the President. But, in choosing the President, the vote
shall be taken by
States, each State having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist
of a member or mem-
bers from two-thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall
be necessary to a choice.
If, whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, the House of Representatives
shall not
choose a President before the fourth day of March next following, then the
Vice President shall
act as President, as in the case of death or disability of the President.
The person having the
greatest number of votes as Vice President shall be the Vice President, if
such number be a
majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have
a majority, then from
the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President;
a quorum for
the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators,
and a majority of the
whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person ineligible to
the office of President
shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.
                                       ARTICLE XIII.
     SECTION 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment
for crime
whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the
United States, or any
place subject to their jurisdiction.
     SEC. 3. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
legislation.
                                        ARTICLE XIV.
     SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, or
subject to the juris-
diction thereof, are citizens of the United States, and of the State wherein
they reside. No.
State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens
of the United States'; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty
or property without
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