THE MOVEMENT TOWARD SEPARATION IN THE UNITED STATES AS A WHOLE
THE states thus far considered are those which have carried separation so far that it has become a distinctive feature of their systems;1 but separation exists in so many forms and in such varying degrees in the United States that a complete account would involve some description of the revenue systems of every state. A detailed examination is unnecessary for purposes of this study, but it is important to consider certain phases of the subject with reference to more of the states than, have thus far been discussed.
To begin with, the question whether the tendency toward separation is increasing can be answered only by observing the trend in all of the states. The fact that of those states which have carried separation farthest, Connecticut, New York and Vermont have apparently abandoned it permanently in its complete form, and that California is maintaining it only with difficulty, would suggest that the move____________________