Readings in American Government and Politics

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Macmillan, 1914 - United States - 638 pages
 

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Contents

Philosophy of the American constitutional system
49
Ratication of the new Constitution
53
CHAPTER IV
56
Judicial expansion of the Constitution
62
The Constitution and executive practice
69
American rotten boroughs
75
The doctrine of rotation in office
81
Recent tendencies in constitutional development
87
The Whig Party
94
CHAPTER VII
112
47
114
Jacksons first national convention
119
The municipal boss
125
281
129
The political party included in the legal framework of govern
131
CHAPTER VIII
134
The supremacy of federal law
140
Reciprocal guarantee of privileges and immunities among the several
146
CHAPTER IV
154
The Oregon presidential primary law Beard and Shultz Documents on the initiative Referendum and
160
The Democratic unit rule
167
The chairman of the national committee
169
The question of centralization in administration
172
CHAPTER X
176
Martial
178
The President as national spokesman in foreign affairs
183
The presidential message Benton T H Thiriy Years View 1854 11 32 Richardson
192
CHAPTER XI
197
The executive departments and Congress
200
The spoils system in national administration
206
The civil service act
208
President Cleveland and the place hunters
211
CHAPTER XII
214
The apportionment of representatives among the states
218
The law governing the election of Senators
221
Popular election of Senators in Oregon
225
The instruction of representatives in Congress
233
United States v Wong Kim Ark 169 United States Reports
236
The principle of liberal construction applied
241
The necessary and proper clause
245
Ibid
247
Political significance of the speakership
257
Congress and presidential influence
265
CHAPTER XV
273
Power of the federal courts over state statutes
278
Judicial interpretation of the term commerce
343
Condition of transportation in 1885
352
The antitrust act of 1890
358
Why forest reservations should be made
364
The reclamation of arid lands
371
THE POWERS OF CONGRESS
375
Our relations with Cuba Statutes at Large xxx 738 Statutes of the United States
378
The Philippine assembly
385
CHAPTER XXII
391
How a territory is authorized to form a constitution
397
Arguments on womans suffrage
405
Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of New York
411
The recall in Oregon
418
Power of the courts to pass on the constitutionality of federal
422
Arguments against the initiative and referendum
424
CHAPTER XXIV
432
CHAPTER XXV
457
Legislative procedure
466
Legislatures and railways
478
Legislation against corporations
484
The judiciary as the guardian of private rights
491
The laws delays
500
CHAPTER XXVII
509
The leading difficulties in city government
514
The council and municipal administration
521
Municipal government by commission
529
CHAPTER XXVIII
535
The health department of a city
543
The case for municipal ownership
549
The labor problem in a city department
554
The Indiana township
560
Senate Reports 47th Congress No
567
An assembly district leader at work
579
State control of party organization
586
The problem of assessing property
590
Taxation of personal property
597
Convention oratory
599
The inheritance tax
603
The legislative committee of inquiry
606
Control of railways by commission
609
The doctrine of strict construction
617
Wa Wau amendment by a state
635
The Democratic unit rule
636
310
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Page 21 - States shall be divided or appropriated ; of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace, appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Page 224 - Measures; 6 To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States...
Page 611 - No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed. 4. No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.1 5. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State.
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Page 26 - AND WHEREAS it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said articles of confederation and perpetual union.
Page 43 - But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. Those who hold and those who are without property have ever formed distinct interests in society.
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