Landmark Debates in Congress, 1st Edition

  • Stephen W. Stathis Congressional Research Service
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  • ISBN-10: 1604266899
  • ISBN-13: 9781604266894
  • DDC: 328.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 528 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

A fascinating look at history in the making - and an eye-opening presentation of some remarkably colorful rhetori - Landmark Debates in Congress is a one-volume resource to more than 50 pivotal congressional debates. From colonial independence and individual rights to slavery, territorial expansion, and presidential powers, debates include the Bill of Rights (1789), the Revenue Act of 1894 (the origin of the income tax), FDR's court-packing plan (1937), Medicare and Medicaid (1965), Richard Nixon's 1974 impeachment, and the Iraq War resolution (2002).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Declaration of Indepedence.
2: Articles of Confederation.
3: Northwest Ordinance.
4: Bill of Rights.
5: Judiciary Act of 1789.
6: Jay Treaty.
7: War of 1812.
8: Missouri Compromise.
9: Webster-Hayne Debate.
10: Veto of the Second Bank of the United States.
11: Force Bill.
12: Censure of President Andrew Jackson.
13: House Gag Rule.
14: Wilmot Proviso.
15: Compromise of 1850.
16: Kansas-Nebraska Act.
17: Pacific Railroad Act.
18: Homestead Act.
19: Fourteenth Amendment.
20: Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
21: Fifteenth Amendment.
22: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
23: Compromise of 1877.
24: Reed's Rules.
25: Revenue Act of 1894.
26: Treaty of Paris and American Policy Regarding the Philippines.
27: House Revolt Against Speaker Cannon.
28: Seventeenth Amendment: The Popular Election of Senators.
29: Federal Reserve Act.
30: Eighteenth Amendment.
31: Nineteenth Amendment (Women's Suffrage).
32: League of Nations.
33: Smoot-Hawley Tariff.
34: Supreme Court Nomination of John J. Parker.
35: Roosevelt's Court-Packing Plan.
36: Fair Labor Standards Act.
37: Burke-Wadsworth Bill (Selective Training and Service Act of 1940).
38: Lend-Lease Act.
39: Atomic Energy Act of 1946.
40: McCarthyism.
41: “Great Debate” of 1951.
42: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
43: Medicare and Medicaid.
44: Voting Rights Act of 1965.
45: War Powers Resolution of 1973.
46: Impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
47: Panama Canal Treaties.
48: Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 and Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
49: Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork.
50: American Free Trade Agreement.
51: Line-Item Veto.
52: Iraq War Resolution.
53: Selected Bibliography.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Declaration of Indepedence.
2: Articles of Confederation.
3: Northwest Ordinance.
4: Bill of Rights.
5: Judiciary Act of 1789.
6: Jay Treaty.
7: War of 1812.
8: Missouri Compromise.
9: Webster-Hayne Debate.
10: Veto of the Second Bank of the United States.
11: Force Bill.
12: Censure of President Andrew Jackson.
13: House Gag Rule.
14: Wilmot Proviso.
15: Compromise of 1850.
16: Kansas-Nebraska Act.
17: Pacific Railroad Act.
18: Homestead Act.
19: Fourteenth Amendment.
20: Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
21: Fifteenth Amendment.
22: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
23: Compromise of 1877.
24: Reed's Rules.
25: Revenue Act of 1894.
26: Treaty of Paris and American Policy Regarding the Philippines.
27: House Revolt Against Speaker Cannon.
28: Seventeenth Amendment: The Popular Election of Senators.
29: Federal Reserve Act.
30: Eighteenth Amendment.
31: Nineteenth Amendment (Women's Suffrage).
32: League of Nations.
33: Smoot-Hawley Tariff.
34: Supreme Court Nomination of John J. Parker.
35: Roosevelt's Court-Packing Plan.
36: Fair Labor Standards Act.
37: Burke-Wadsworth Bill (Selective Training and Service Act of 1940).
38: Lend-Lease Act.
39: Atomic Energy Act of 1946.
40: McCarthyism.
41: “Great Debate” of 1951.
42: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
43: Medicare and Medicaid.
44: Voting Rights Act of 1965.
45: War Powers Resolution of 1973.
46: Impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
47: Panama Canal Treaties.
48: Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 and Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
49: Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork.
50: American Free Trade Agreement.
51: Line-Item Veto.
52: Iraq War Resolution.
53: Selected Bibliography.
Index.