Re: United States singular, United States of America plural


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Posted by Jean Monnet on November 07, 1998 at 00:10:40:

In Reply to: Re: United States singular, United States of America plural posted by Federal law follows the Title 4 Flag on November 06, 1998 at 23:29:27:

Here is a link which talks about the effects a constitution has on States.


: 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: : historical documents as "confederated states".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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