The American Republic

Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny

by
O. A. BROWNSON, LL. D.

NEW YORK:
P. O'SHEA, 104 BLEECKER STREET,
1866.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by P. O’SHEA, In the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

TO THE HON. GEORGE BANCROFT, THE ERUDITE, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND ELOQUENT Historian of the United States, THIS FEEBLE ATTEMPT TO SET FORTH THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, AND TO EXPLAIN AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, IN MEMORY OF OLD FRIENDSHIP, AND AS A SLIGHT HOMAGE TO GENIUS, ABILITY, PATRIOTISM, PRIVATE WORTH, AND PUBLIC SERVICE, BY THE AUTHOR.

Preface
Chapter I.  Introduction
Chapter II.  Government
Chapter III.  Origin of Government
Chapter IV.  Origin of Government - Continued
Chapter V.  Origin of Government - Continued
Chapter VI.  Origin of Government - Concluded
Chapter VII.  Constitution of Government
Chapter VIII.  Constitution of Government - Concluded
Chapter IX.  The United States
Chapter X.  Constitution of the United States
Chapter XI.  The Constitution - Continued
Chapter XII.  Succession
Chapter XIII.  Reconstruction
Chapter XIV.  Political Tendencies
Chapter XV.  Destiny - Political and Religious