Republican government

REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT. A government in the republican form; a government of the people; it is usually put in opposition to a monarchical or aristocratic government.
     2. The fourth section of the fourth article of the constitution, directs that "the United States shall guaranty to every state in the Union a republican form of government." The form of government is to be guaranteed, which supposes a form already established, and this is the republican form of government the United States have undertaken to protect. See Story, Const. Sec. 1807.

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In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.
A devoted Monarchist, Hutchinson would heave no sigh for the subversion of the original republican government, the purest that the world had seen, with which the colony began its existence.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.
Because every bald head in this Republican Government gets pink at the top whenever her dress rustles outside the door.
But he was neither an anarchist nor an antipatriot; his views on disarmament were moderate and evolutionary-- the Republican Government put considerable confidence in him as to various chemical improvements.
Heale focuses on the Tennessean's "desperate mission" to restore republican government and to crush federalism.
1936: The Spanish Civil War began when the army, led by General Franco, revolted against the Republican government.
It was fought between supporters of the democratically-elected Spanish Republican government and a rebel Nationalist force led by General Franco.
America was, at the time of its founding, a rare instance of republican government, one that began the process of institutionalizing principles of government and individual liberty that have been adopted in many and varied forms across the world.
Thinking that it would weaken its great enemy, Britain, while solidifying its own position in the balance-of-power struggles that then dominated Europe, the longest-lasting, most conservative, most anti-republican monarchy in Europe bankrupted itself financially in order to ally with, and help make possible, the most liberal republican government in the world.
The journal's return marks a hopeful sign of the potential recovery and refinement of our appreciation of republican government, but more importantly, the limits of mechanistic understandings of politics.
Palfreeman (journalism, University of Cardenal Herrera, Spain) draws on her own research into local aspects of the Spanish Civil War to describe the efforts of British volunteers in Spain in support of the Republican government.

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