Excerpt from City, State, and Nation: A Text Book on Constructive Citizenship, for Elementary Schools and Junior High Schools The education of all American youth at public expense is usually justified on the ground that school training will make them better citizens and more faithful and loyal ser vants of the state. The state will therefore be perpetuated and the public welfare enhanced. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.