First Lessons in Civil Government: Including a Comprehensive View of the Government of the State of Ohio, and an Abstract of the Laws, Showing the Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of Citizens in the Civil and Domestic Relations; With an Outline of the
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To the intelligent citizens of the state of Ohio, an apology for the appearance of this work will scarcely seem necessary. Notwithstanding the number and variety of class-books that have sought and gained admittance into our public schools, the study of our civil polity has not yet been encumbered with treatises on this most important science.
To secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity, was the leading object of the people of the United States in ordaining and establishing the constitution. That this constitution is fully adequate to the objects of its for. Mation, has been satisfactorily proved by the experience of more than half a century.
Whether the blessings of civil and religious freedom, which our system of government is so happily adapted to secure, shall be enjoyed by our posterity, depends, in no small do gree, upon what is done to qualify the rising generation of American youth for the duties and responsibilities which, as freemen, they are shortly to assu e.
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