Readings in American Government and Politics

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Macmillan, 1914 - United States - 638 pages
 

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Contents

CHAPTER IV
56
Congressional expansion of the Constitution
66
CHAPTER V
72
An appeal for the right to vote
78
Restrictions on special legislation
84
CHAPTER VI
92
The Republican party and war politics
100
Contemporary political issues
107
SUR VII
112
The congressional caucus for nominating presidential candidates
114
Bentons criticism of the convention system I 20
120
A state political machine
127
281
129
CHAPTER VIII
134
The supremacy of federal
140
Reciprocal guarantee of privileges and immunities among the several
146
649
154
The Oregon presidential primary
160
The Democratic unit rule
167
The chairman of the national committee
169
CHAPTER X
176
The President as national spokesman in foreign affairs
183
Legislatures and railways
188
The presidential message
192
CHAPTER XI
197
The executive departments and Congress
200
The spoils system in national administration
206
President Cleveland and the place hunters
211
The apportionment of representatives among the states
218
Popular election of Senators in Oregon
225
The instruction of representatives in Congress
233
The doctrine of liberal construction
240
The necessary and proper clause
245
CHAPTER XIV
247
CONGRESS AT WORK
251
A criticism of the House of Representatives
253
Political significance of the speakership
257
The overthrow of the Speaker and Rules Committee
260
Congress and presidential influence
265
Departmental preparation of bills
267
Communications between the Houses
272
CHAPTER XV
273
Power of the federal courts over state statutes
278
The apportionment of direct taxes
327
Preparation of a revenue bill
333
Extract from the Dingley Tariff
337
Extract from an appropriation bill
341
CHAPTER XIX
343
State interference with interstate commerce
348
The interstate commerce commission at work
356
Why forest reservations should be made
364
The reclamation of arid lands
371
Our relations with Cuba
378
The Philippine assembly
385
CHAPTER XXII
391
How a territory is authorized to form a constitution
397
164
405
Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of New York
411
The recall in Oregon
418
Arguments against the initiative and referendum
424
CHAPTER XXIV
432
The question of centralization in administration
436
The growth of executive influence
442
An exercise of the pardoning power
448
CHAPTER XXV
457
Legislative procedure
466
Roosevelt on the recall of judicial decisions
495
The New York check on the legislature
512
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
The inheritance tax
603
Control of railways by commission
609
The Supreme Court and labor legislation
617
Extract from the New York constitution
635
164
636

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Page 607 - 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.
Page 25 - The committee of the States, or any nine of them, shall be authorized to execute in the recess of Congress, such of the powers of Congress as the United States in Congress assembled, by the consent of nine States, shall from time to time think expedient to vest them with...
Page 361 - States may exercise the right to intervene for the preservation of Cuban independence, the maintenance of a government adequate for the protection of life, property, and individual liberty, and for discharging the obligations with respect to Cuba imposed by the treaty of Paris on the United States, now to be assumed and undertaken by the government of Cuba.
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.
Page 24 - ... place appointed, and within the time agreed on by the United States in Congress assembled ; but if the United States in Congress assembled shall, on consideration of circumstances, judge proper that any State should not raise men, or should raise a smaller number than its quota, and that any other State should raise a greater number of men than the quota thereof, such extra number shall be raised, officered...
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