The informer writes about State, United States, Includes

I posted a page with an essay by the informer called ‘State, United States, Includes.’ It focuses on Title 26 of the U.S. Code, which deals with taxes. The study of taxes helped me see that ‘United States’, in many cases, refers to the current territories of the Federal Government, such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and in many cases DC. The key historical point is that the Northwest Ordinance established that the government, which is called United States in Congress Assembled, was to manage the northwest territories. That government called United States still just manages the territories, but everyone thinks it manages the 50 States. For this essay, which is posted elsewhere on the web, I added bolding, links to portions of the code, and some notes. Read the essay by the informer, ‘State, United States, Includes.’

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