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-Source: [[https://​wallbuilders.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2017/​02/​1828ElementaryCatechismConstitution.pdf|Wallbuilders.com ​(PDF)]] \\+Source: [[https://​wallbuilders.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2017/​02/​1828ElementaryCatechismConstitution.pdf|Wallbuilders.com]] ​and others ​\\
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   - Q. What do you mean by that expression, "on the credit of the United States?" ​   - Q. What do you mean by that expression, "on the credit of the United States?" ​
     * A. It means that the people of the United States are bound to pay whatever money Congress borrows for their use. [Such money is called a Loan; and whoever lends it to the Government, receives a printed paper, acknowledging that such a sum has been lent, and promising to pay a smaller sum yearly, as Interest for the use of it. Such printed certificates are called Stock; they may be bought and sold the same as any other article,​—and whoever holds them when the interest becomes due, may demand, and must receive, it. If the printed paper promises to pay six dollars a year for every hundred dollars borrowed, it is called "​United States six per cent Stock;"​ if it promises to pay four dollars a year for every hundred, then it is called "​United States four per cent Stock."​]     * A. It means that the people of the United States are bound to pay whatever money Congress borrows for their use. [Such money is called a Loan; and whoever lends it to the Government, receives a printed paper, acknowledging that such a sum has been lent, and promising to pay a smaller sum yearly, as Interest for the use of it. Such printed certificates are called Stock; they may be bought and sold the same as any other article,​—and whoever holds them when the interest becomes due, may demand, and must receive, it. If the printed paper promises to pay six dollars a year for every hundred dollars borrowed, it is called "​United States six per cent Stock;"​ if it promises to pay four dollars a year for every hundred, then it is called "​United States four per cent Stock."​]
-  - Q. What other power does Congress possess? A. It may make rules according to which the Commerce of the citizens of the United States with other nations (that is the exchange of our goods for theirs, or for money, by means of vessels or other conveyances) shall be carried on; also the commerce of one of the states with another, and that of the different states, or of the United States, with the Indian tribes. [Some persons believe that the power to regulate Commerce among the several states includes the power to make Roads and Canals from one state to another; others deny this.]+  - Q. What other power does Congress possess? ​ 
 +    * A. It may make rules according to which the Commerce of the citizens of the United States with other nations (that is the exchange of our goods for theirs, or for money, by means of vessels or other conveyances) shall be carried on; also the commerce of one of the states with another, and that of the different states, or of the United States, with the Indian tribes. [Some persons believe that the power to regulate Commerce among the several states includes the power to make Roads and Canals from one state to another; others deny this.]
   - Q. What is the next power given to Congress by the Constitution? ​   - Q. What is the next power given to Congress by the Constitution? ​
     * A. You recollect what was before said about naturalization,​ which means the admitting of a foreigner (that is, a native of some other country) to become a citizen of the United States:​—Congress has power to make one uniform rule according to which this shall be done throughout the country. It may also make uniform Laws for the whole Union on the subject of Bankruptcy.     * A. You recollect what was before said about naturalization,​ which means the admitting of a foreigner (that is, a native of some other country) to become a citizen of the United States:​—Congress has power to make one uniform rule according to which this shall be done throughout the country. It may also make uniform Laws for the whole Union on the subject of Bankruptcy.
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