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The more one studies the history of the adoption of our Federal Constitution, and of its wonderful adaptation to the new conditions of the country as it grew in population and resources, the more he cons over the remarkable clearness, comprehensiveness and brevity of language of the instrument, the more he realizes the efficacy and value of its restraints upon the adoption of the foolish fads of a year or a Presidential term, or even of a decade, the greater becomes his profound admiration for the men whose knowledge of government, law and human nature, and whose patriotism and willingness to sacrifice individual pride of opinion in wise compromise, made the Constitution possible.

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