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Description : A study of congressional government, written by Woodrow Wilson as a student. It covers: the need for a federal constitution; the functions of the House of Representatives; taxation and financial administration; the Senate's role in the legislative process; the electoral system; and more.
Description : This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of his political reasoning.
Description : The object of this book is to point out the most characteristic practical features of the federal system. Taking Congress as the central and predominant power of the system, its object is to illustrate everything Congressional. Everybody has seen, and critics without number have said, that our form of national government is singular, possessing a character altogether its own; but there is abundant evidence that very few have seen just wherein it differs most essentially from the other governments of the world. There have been and are other federal systems quite similar, and scarcely any legislative or administrative principle of our Constitution was young even when that Constitution was framed. Contents: The House of Representatives The House of Representatives. Revenue and Supply The Senate The Executive
Description : Contributors to this remarkable volume on the development and current status of the United States Congress use perspectives from history and comparative politics to study congressional law making, congressional debate, public support, the absence of leaders in congress, congressional oversight of administration, congress and public finance, and corruption. The Essays are based on the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Symposium on the U.S. Congress held at Boston College in 1981. The United States Congress gives us a portrait of the national legislature at a critical moment in its history, and seeks to provide timely answers to fundamental questions: What is deliberation and how can Congress become a more deliberative institution? How have congressional elections changed? Has the relationship between voters and congressmen gone sour? Can Congress write a budget, direct the federal bureaucracy, or devise a sensible foreign policy? How has the nature of leadership within the Congress changed in recent years? And, above all, what is the Congress of the United States supposed to be and to do?
Description : Who is running America—Congress or the President? The way Congress works: How does an idea become a law? Imagine how questions like these, in Student's Guide to Congress, will stimulate discussion among your students. The book covers topics such as: ? Origins of Congress Powers of Congress Congressional Procedures Congressional Leadership Elections and Constituents Student’s Guide to Congress is the second title in the brand new Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series, which presents essential information about the U.S. government in a manner accessible to high school students. In a unique three-part format, these titles place at the reader’s fingertips everything they need to know about the evolution of elections, Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court, from the struggles to create the U.S. government in the late eighteenth century through the on-going issues of the early twenty-first century. Each Guide is divided into three sections: Part One Three essays, each addressing a provocative question about the book’s topic Part Two A-Z entries covering key concepts and terms Part Three Primary Source Library of legislation, Supreme Court cases, and other historical documents The user-friendly design includes: Pro/Con debates Maps Timeline Charts Photos Political cartoons Profiles of decision makers And much more! The Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series from CQ Press is written so that students need no prior knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts presented. By placing at hand—in thought-provoking essays, easy-to-understand encyclopedic entries, and pivotal primary source documents—the essential information needed by student researchers and educators, the Student's Guide to the U.S. Government Series offers valuable resources for government, politics, and history classes.
Description : THE GOVERNMENT PARASITE A Tongue-in Cheek Boomer's Eyed View of History Whether personal or historical, beginnings are the most important part of stories, followed by how we got here and now. The author introduces himself through his beginnings; "Growing Up in Fifties Philly" This is followed by the beginnings of the United States of America in Ancient Greece and the millennia leading to the conflict, struggle and the new governmental structure that became the United States. Jumping ahead 100 years, the roots of "The Progressives" and how they have changed the direction of the nation through Presidents like Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and F.D.R. What has the New Millennia brought for the author and the Nation? And, where do we go from here? A twist is applied with mostly humorous, cynical or alarmed author inserted observations. (sic)