Posted by Federal law follows the Title 4 Flag on November 06, 1998 at 23:29:27:
In Reply to: Re: United States singular, United States of America plural posted by several States on November 06, 1998 at 23:04:23:
Come on now: 1803?
I thought Martin was talking about present tense United States 1861-1998, not the Republic of 1789-1861?
"United States" sounds like a title to me, a singular fiction.
Can someone explain the uppercase "U" in United States as would have been used in a plural United States? Must be a reason.
In 1803 the States had inherent war power in the form of Militias at that point in time. I have Fed. legal info. saying otherwise but the ability to wage war was quite evident in the Civil War.
There was also the singular United States Gov. which made treaties + declared war.
: And the "several" States is synonymous with
: the "federal" States.
Please explian the above statement further.
Federal is singular. Federation would be plural.
: “[...] the citizens of each State shall be
: entitled to all the privileges and immunities
: of citizens in the federal States, [...]”
: Annals of Congress, 8th Cong., Senate,
: The Louisiana Treaty, p. 51, November, 1803.
: The "several" States are the States in their
: confederated capacity, i.e., the United States
: of America as styled in the Articles of
: Confederation and often referred to in
: historical documents as "confederated states".
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