United States

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The national government of the United States is a democratic federative republic, composed of States. It is based on the constitution of September 17, 1787, to which ten amendments were made on December 15, 1791; an eleventh amendment on January 8, 1798; a twelfth amendment on September 25, 1804; and a thirteenth amendment on December 18, 1865.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning the United States

1 Official Publications

  1. Acts of Congress relating to Loans and the Currency from 1812 to 1860 inclusive, 8. New York, I860.Google Scholar
  2. Agriculture of the United States in 1860, compiled from the original returns of the Eighth Census, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, C. G, Kennedy, Superintendent of the Census. 4. Washington, 1865.Google Scholar
  3. Commercial Relations. Report of the Secretary of State on the Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries for the year ended September 30, 1865. 8. Washington, 1866.Google Scholar
  4. Commerce of tho United States. Statistics of the Foreign and Domestic Commerce of the United States, embracing an Historical Review and Analysis of Foreign Commerce from the beginning of the Government; tho present internal Commerce between the Mississippi and Atlantic States; the Trade and Communication with the Pacific States; the Productions and Exchanges of the Gold and Silver Districts; the Commerce of the Pacific Coast and the Internal Relations of the Northern Frontier of the United States. Communicated by the Secretary of the Treasury in answer to a resolution of tho Senate of the United States March 12, 1863. 8. Washington, 1865.Google Scholar
  5. Manufactures of the United States in 1860. Compiled from tho original returns of the eighth census under the direction of the Secretary of tho Interior. 1. Washington, 1866.Google Scholar
  6. Preliminary Report on the Census of the State of New York for the Year 1865. Prepared under the direction of tho Secretary of State. 8. Albany, 1866.Google Scholar
  7. Report on Emigration by a Select Committee of tho Chamber of Commerco of tho State of New York, January 5, 1865. With Appendix, containing Documents and Tabular Statements referred to in the Report. 8. New York, 1866.Google Scholar
  8. Report of tho Secretary of tho Navy, with an Appendix containing Reports from officers. December, 1865. 8. Washington, 1866.Google Scholar
  9. Report of tho Secretary of the Treasury on the state of tho Finances for the Year 1866. 8. Washington, 1866.Google Scholar
  10. Report of the Secretary of War, 1866, 8. Washington, 1866.Google Scholar
  11. Report by Mr. Burnley, H.M. Secretary of Embassy, on the Iron and Steel Trade of the United States, dated Washington, March 5, 1866; in ‘Reports of H.M.’s Secretaries of Embassy.’ No. 13. 8. London, 1866.Google Scholar
  12. Reports of Messrs. Hemans, Murray, Donohoe, Archibald, and Kortright, British Consuls at Buffalo, Portland, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia, on the Trade and Commerce of the United States in 1861 and 1865; in, New York, and Philadelphia, on the Trade and Commerce of the United States in 1861 and 1865; in ‘Commercial Reports received at the Foreign Office.’ 8. London, 1866.Google Scholar
  13. Report by Mr. Stuart, H.M.’s Secretary of Embassy, on the Revenue, Expenditure, and Public Debt of the United States, dated February 22, 1861; in ‘Reports of H M.’s Secretaries of Embassy.’ No. VII. London, 1861.Google Scholar
  14. Statistical Tables relating to Foreign Countries. Fol. Part X. London, 1866.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Astié (Z. F.), Histoire de la république des Etats-Unis depuis l’établissement des premières colonies jusqu’à l’élection du Président Lincoln. Précédée d’une préface par Ed. Labovle 2 vols. 8. Paris, 1865.Google Scholar
  2. Benton (T. H:), History of tho “Working of the American Government for Thirty Years. 2 vols. 8. New York, 1861.Google Scholar
  3. Buhop (J. Leander), History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860, exhibiting the Origin and Growth of the Principal Mechanic Arts and Manufactures from the earliest Colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution, and comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures, and useful Arts. 2 vols. 8. Philadelphia, 1861.Google Scholar
  4. Boynton (C. B.), The Four Great Powers: England, France, Russia, and America. Their Policy, Resources and Probable Future. By Rev. C. B. Boynton, D.D., Professor at the United States Naval Academy, Chaplain of tho House of Representatives. 8. Cincinnati, 1866.Google Scholar
  5. Homans (J. Smith), Banker’s Magazine and Statistical Register. New York, 1866.Google Scholar
  6. Lesley (J. P.), The Iron Manufacturer’s Guide to the Furnaces, Forges, and Rolling Mills of the United States. By J. P. Lesley, Secretary of the American Iron Association. 8. New York, 1866.Google Scholar
  7. Macjpherson (E.), The Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion from 1860 to 1861. 8. Washington, 1861.Google Scholar
  8. Nast (Dr. Wilhelm), Der hundertjàhrige Bcstand des amerikanischen Mcthodismus. Cincinnati, 1866.Google Scholar
  9. Raymond (Hon. Henry J.), The Life and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States; including his Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations. 8. New York, 1865.Google Scholar
  10. Sanger (George P.), Tho Statutes at Large: Treaties and Proclamations of the United States of America. From December, 1863, to December, 1865. Arranged in chronological order and carefully collated with the originals at Washington. Boston, 1866.Google Scholar
  11. Schoolcraft (Henry R.), Historical and Statistical Information respecting the History, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States. Collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 6 vols. 4. Philadelphia, 1851–60.Google Scholar
  12. Smith (E. F.), Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law of the United States. 8. Albany, 1815.Google Scholar
  13. Story (J.), Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3 vols. 8. Boston and Cambridge, 1833.Google Scholar
  14. Tocqueiille (Alexis C. H. C. de), La Démocratie en Amérique. 4 vols. 8. Paris, 1835–40.Google Scholar
  15. Wedgwood (William.), The Government and Laws of tho United States. Comprising a complete and comprehensive view of the use, progress, and present organisation of the State and National Governments 8. New York. 1866.Google Scholar
  16. Wilson (Henry), Military Measures of the United States Congress, 1861–1865. By Henry Wilson, Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs. 8. New York, 1866.Google Scholar

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