National University: Hearings Before the Committee on Education, House of Representatives, Sixty-third Congress, Second Session on H. R. 11749, a Bill to Create a National University at the Seat of the Federal Government ...

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Page 221 - I proceed after this recital, for the more correct understanding of the case, to declare; that, as it has always been a source of serious regret with me, to see the youth of these United States sent to foreign countries for the purpose of education, often before their minds were formed, or they had imbibed any adequate ideas of the happiness of their own ; contracting too frequently, not only habits of dissipation and extravagance, but principles unfriendly to republican government, and to the true...
Page 232 - WHEREAS, It is represented that the enumeration of these facilities and the formal statement of this policy will encourage the establishment and endowment of institutions of learning at the seat of government, and promote the work of education by attracting students to avail themselves of the advantages aforesaid under the direction of competent instructors; therefore, Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled.
Page 134 - That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their best exertions to procure the passage of a law of Congress donating...
Page 248 - California, (h) civics including a study of the Declaration of Independence and of the Constitution of the United States...
Page 221 - ... for these reasons it has been my ardent wish to see a plan devised, on a liberal scale, which would have a tendency to spread systematic ideas through all parts of this rising empire, thereby to do away local attachments and State prejudices, as far as the nature of things would, or indeed ought to admit, from our national councils.
Page 222 - ... in arts and sciences, in acquiring knowledge in the principles of politics and good government, and, as a matter of infinite importance in my judgment, by associating with each other, and forming friendships in juvenile years, be enabled to free themselves in a proper degree from, those local prejudices and habitual jealousies which have just been mentioned, and which, when carried to excess, are never-failing sources of disquietude to the public mind, and pregnant of mischievous consequences...
Page 192 - I ASK not wealth, but power to take And use the things I have aright ; Not years, but wisdom that shall make My life a profit and delight.
Page 164 - ... the support or control of existing educational institutions. It might well appeal with peculiar force to the generosity of those men and women who are willing to increase, and who are desirous of increasing, the endowment of higher education in the United States. 2. That its objects will be : (a) To facilitate the use of the scientific and other resources of the government for research.
Page 187 - The judge has taken great exception to my adopting the heretical statement in the Declaration of Independence, that "all men are created equal," and he has a great deal to say about negro equality.
Page 211 - It will be impossible for me to be present at the hearings on the national university bill February 27 and 28.

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