Landmark Debates in Congress

Landmark Debates in Congress

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Expert presentation and analysis of more than 50 pivotal historical debates, from the Declaration of Independence to authorizing war with Iraq qIf taxation is a badge of freedom, let me assure my friend that the poor people of this country are covered all over with the insignia of€”Rep. William Jennings Bryan, 1894 A fascinating look at history in the makinga€”and an eye-opening presentation of some remarkably colorful rhetorica€”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).a€œNo event of twentieth-century American constitutional history is better remembered, a€ wrote William E. Leuchtenburg, a€œthan Franklin D. Roosevelta#39;s ill fated a#39;Court-packing scheme of 1937.a#39;a€ 1 The previous November, Roosevelt had beenanbsp;...

Title:Landmark Debates in Congress
Author:Stephen W. Stathis
Publisher:CQ Press - 2008-10-22


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