Andrew Golden Mr. Miller AP US Government 8/25/07 Nationalist Traits: Referring to the powers of the Constitution: “…in the operation of these powers, it is national.” The creators of the Constitution “have framed a national government, which regards the Union as a consolidation of the States.” Referring to the sources from which the ordinary powers of government are derived: “The House of Representatives will derive its powers from the entire people of America; and the people will be represented in the same proportion, and on the same principle, as they are in the legislature of a particular State. So far the government is national, not federal.” In a national government “the powers operate on the individual citizens composing the nation, in their individual capacities.” “The idea of a national government involves in it, not only an authority over the individual citizens, but an indefinitely supremacy over all persons and things, so far as that are objects of lawful government.” Federalist Traits:
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