Examination Questions in History, 1901-1905


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Página 45 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Página 64 - ... right of representation in the legislature ; by dissolving legislative assemblies repeatedly and continually, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions of the rights of the people...
Página 53 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Página 53 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of parliament...
Página 63 - ... year when it might be passed over his veto by a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress. An article of the Constitution declared that the chief executive should be responsible for his official conduct under certain circumstances. A personage designated by Congress was to act as chief magistrate in case of the death or disability of both President and Vice-President. The council of state was virtually replaced by a council of government made up of the Vice-President and the secretaries...
Página 53 - No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him, nor send upon him, except by the legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Página 45 - The situation which Pitt occupied at the close of the reign of George the Second was the most enviable ever occupied by any public man in English history. He had conciliated the King; he domineered over the House of Commons; he was adored by the people; he was admired by all Europe. He was the first Englishman of his time; and he had made England the first country in the world.
Página 52 - State what service was rendered to learning by five of the following men : Alfred, Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, Bede, Caxton, Erasmus, Thomas More, Isaac Newton. 2 Show how the works of three of the following writers reflect the spirit of the times: Chaucer, Langland, Milton, Shakespeare. IV England and Scotland (Answer i or 2.) 1 From what causes, under whose leadership, in waat battles, and with what results, did the Scots war with England during the time .of the Commonwealth?
Página 69 - Canning, we may once more call the New World into existence in order to redress the balance of the Old.
Página 63 - State the chief provision and the chief result of four of the following acts : (a) Assumption, (6) Bland-Allison, (c) Electoral Count, (d) Embargo, (e) Fugitive Slave.

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