Hispanic-American Relations with the United States

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Oxford University Press, 1923 - History - 470 pages
 

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Page 108 - When such report is made and accepted it will, in my opinion, be the duty of the United States to resist, by every means in its power, as a willful aggression upon its rights and interests, the appropriation by Great Britain of any lands or the exercise of governmental jurisdiction over any territory which, after investigation, we have determined of right belongs to Venezuela.
Page 339 - The day has passed delightfully. Delight itself, however, is a weak term to express the feelings of a naturalist who, for the first time, has wandered by himself in a Brazilian forest. The elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage, but above all the general luxuriance of the vegetation, filled me with admiration.
Page 71 - Volume : together with the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States...
Page 32 - As soon as the movement assumed such a steady and consistent form as to make the success of the provinces probable, the rights to which they were entitled by the law of nations, as equal parties to a civil war, were extended to them.
Page 199 - The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to dispose of their personal goods within the jurisdiction of the other, by sale, donation, testament or otherwise...
Page 137 - when any harbor or other place in the American continents is so situated that the occupation thereof for naval or military purposes might threaten the communication or the safety of the United States, the Government of the United States could not see, without grave concern, the possession of such harbor or other place by any corporation or association which has such relation to another government, not American, as to give that government practical power of control for naval or military purposes.
Page 271 - Board, to open and maintain accounts in foreign countries, appoint correspondents, and establish agencies in such countries...
Page 123 - Chronic wrong-doing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilised society may, in America as elsewhere, ultimately require intervention by some civilised nation, and in the western hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine...
Page 12 - Spain by a line through the ocean from the north to the south pole, three hundred and seventy leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands.
Page 206 - States, and of all other nations of the world, to navigate freely in any part of their courses which pertain to her, ascending those rivers to Bolivian ports, and descending therefrom to the ocean...