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September 29, 1894

The Rights and Duties of Citizens of the United States; a Manual of Citizenship.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180034015

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Every word of the opening paragraph in the preface should be engraved on parchment and hung up in every school room, for it is not less true now, than when Cicero wrote in "De Officiis" that "men inherit their principles and defend them afterward as they do their estates." Our author says:

"The scholars in our public schools and colleges should be instructed as to the elements that go to make up a good and useful citizen of our country, and the obligations, civil, social and political, due to others from them. They should be instructed to yield respect and obedience to the laws, and to hold on with unflinching firmness to the Constitution of the United States. They should be taught the love of liberty and order, to walk in the path of patriotism, of fidelity to our country, and of duty to God. This is necessary in order

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