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U.S. Railroad Mileage
Source: Historical Statistics of the United
My motive and object in all my
political works, beginning with Common Sense, the
first work I ever published, have been to rescue man from
tyranny and false systems . . . of government, and enable him
to be free. . . .
— Thomas Paine,
system by which each branch of government limits the power of
the other branches
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be
purchased at the price of chains and slavery? . . . I know
not what course others may take; but as for me, give me
liberty, or give me death!
— Patrick Henry,
By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their
flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled
farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the
— Ralph Waldo Emerson,Excerpt from
The Cherokee nation . .
. is a distinct community, occupying its own territory . . .
which the citizens of Georgia have no right to enter but
with the assent [agreement] of the Cherokees themselves. . .
— Worcester v. Georgia,
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