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THE NEW AMERICA

CHAPTER I

THE UNITED STATE

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In the beginning, like the kingdom of England,' and the kingdom of Israel, the American republic was in the possession of thirteen tribes. We see, in reviewing the political histories of these countries, that the process of integration follows certain laws; that the capital, whether it be Jerusalem or London or Washington, draws to itself power and authority for the whole ; that the centripetal and synthetic forces which are at work in every such State, pause only when they have achieved a unit, or, as sometimes happens, met with a revolution. Here, developing in a theatre of operations relatively small, the scattered island realms from Kent

1 “Thus, after a century and a half, was gradually established in Britain what has been called the Heptarchy. But this term is incorrect if the smaller and dependent ones are reckoned, the number must be considerably increased.” In 827 the States were thirteen in number and“ were nominally united into one State.”—v. Hume, “History of England."

2 “The entire country was divided into thirteen lots, the descendants of Joseph governing the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh had each a portion assigned to them, while the tribes of Levi were given the forty-eight cities and the tithes of the whole land for a maintenance.”—E. Ledrain, “Histoire d'Israel."

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