Argentine Confederation

Confederacion Argentina
  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The constitution of the Argentine Confederation, a group of states formerly united under the name of ‘Provincias del Rio de la Plata,’ bears date May 15, 1853. By its provisions, the executive power is left to a president, elected for six years by representatives of the fourteen provinces, 133 in number; while the legislative authority is exercised by a Senate and a House of Deputies, the former numbering 28, two from each province, and the latter 50 members. The members of both the Senate and the House of Deputies are paid for their services, the annual salaries amounting in the aggregate to 45,000l., of which sum the 28 senators receive 16,500l., and the 50 deputies 25,500l. A vice-president, elected in the same manner, and at the same time as the president, fills the office of chairman of the Senate, but has otherwise no political power. The president is commander-in-chief of the troops, and appoints to all civil, military, and judicial offices; but he and his ministers are responsible for their acts, and liable to impeachment before the Senate and the House of Representatives.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning the Argentine Confederation

1. Official Publications

  1. Memoria del Ministerio del interior de la Republica Argentina presentada al Congreso nacional do 1868. 4. Buenos Aires, 1868.Google Scholar
  2. Memoria presentada por el Ministro de estado en el departamento de hacienda al Congreso nacional de 1868. 4. Buenos Aires, 1868.Google Scholar
  3. Mensage del poder ejecutivo-presentando las cuentas de inversion al Congreso nacional, 1868. 8. Buenos Aires, 1868.Google Scholar
  4. Roport by Mr. Francis Clare Ford, British Secretary of Legation, on the Finances, the Trade, and tho Resources of the Atgentine Confederation, dated Oct. 30, 1866; in ‘Reports by II. M.’s Secretaries of Embassy and Legation.’ No. II. 1867. London, 1867.Google Scholar
  5. Reports by Mr. M. E. Hollister, U. S. Consul at Buenos Ayres, dated Jan. 9, 1868, and of Mr. W. Wheebrright, U. S. Commercial Agent at Rosario, dated March 5, 1868, on the Trade and Industry of the Argentine Confederation, in. Commercial Agent at Rosario, dated March 5, 1868, on the Trade and Industry of the Argentine Confederation, in ’ Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Nations.’ 8. Washington, 1868.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Almanaque Agrícola, pastoril é industrial do la República Argentina y da Buenos Ayres. 4. Buenos Ayres, 1869.Google Scholar
  2. Andree (Karl Theodor), Buenos-Ayres und die Argentinische Republik. 8. Loipzig, 1856.Google Scholar
  3. Arcos (Santiago), La Plata. Etude historique. 8. Paris, 1865.Google Scholar
  4. Durmeister (Hermann), Reise durch die La-Plata Staaten. 2 vols. 8. Halle, 1861.Google Scholar
  5. Colonias do Santa Fé. Su origen, progreso y actual situación. Con observaciones generales sobro la omigracion á la República Argentina. 4. Rosario le Santa Fé, 1864.Google Scholar
  6. Domínguez (S.), Historia Argentina. 8. Buenos Ayres, 1852.Google Scholar
  7. Hutchinson (Thomas J.), Buenos Ayres and Argentine Gleanings; with Extracts from a Diary of Salado Exploration in 1862 and 1863. 8. London, 1865.Google Scholar
  8. Latham (Wilfrid), The States of the River Plate, their Industries and Commerce. 2nd ed. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  9. Mannequin (L.), Les Provinces argentines et Buenos Ayres. 8. Paris, 1856.Google Scholar
  10. Mitre (Bartolomé), Estudios históricos sobro la Revolución Argentina. 4. Buenos Ayres, 1864.Google Scholar
  11. Moussy (H. de), Description géographique et statistique de la Confédération Argentine. 2 vols. 8. Paris, 1861.Google Scholar
  12. Page (Capt.), Report on the exploration and survey of the river La Plata and tributaries. 4, Report on the exploration and survey of the river La Plata and tributaries. 4. ‘Waehington, 1856.Google Scholar
  13. Sarmiento (Domingo Faustino), Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants. Translated by Mrs. H. Mann. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
  14. Sastre (Marcos), La educación popular en Buenos Aires. Memoria presentada al consejo do instrucción pública. 8. Buenos Aires, 1865.Google Scholar
  15. Virgilio (Jacopo), Delle migrazioni transatlantiche degli italiani e in especie di quelle dei Liguri alle regioni del Plata, cenni economico statistici. 8. Genova, 1868.Google Scholar

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