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Landmark debates in Congress : from the Declaration of independence to the war in Iraq

Author: Stephen W Stathis
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"... Discusses the political and social concerns that stirred debate on the floor of Congress throughout U.S. history... Each debate is prefaced by narrative that discusses key arguments and places the issue in the context of its time period and the surrounding political and social concerns, some of which persisted over many years and many Congresses"--P. [4] of cover.
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Stathis, Stephen W.
Landmark debates in Congress.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)680580790
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen W Stathis
ISBN: 9780872899766 0872899764
OCLC Number: 232129877
Description: xii, 514 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Declaration of Independence (June-July 1776) --
Articles of Confederation (June 1776-November 1777) --
Northwest Ordinance (1787) --
Bill of Rights (1789) --
Judiciary Act of 1789 --
Jay Treaty (June 1795; March-April 1796) --
War of 1812 (November 1811-June 1812) --
Missouri Compromise (1819-1821) --
Webster-Hayne Debate (January 1830) --
Veto of the second bank of the United States (July 1832) --
Force Bill (December 1832-March 1833) --
Censure of President Andrew Jackson (1833-1834) --
House Gag Rule (1836-1844) --
Wilmot Proviso (1846-1847) --
Compromise of 1850 (1850) --
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) --
Pacific Railroad Act (1862) --
Homestead Act (1862) --
Fourteenth Amendment (1866-1868) --
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868) --
Fifteenth Amendment (1869) --
Civil Rights Act of 1875 (1875) --
Compromise of 1877 (1877) --
Reed's Rules (1890) --
Revenue Act of 1894 (1894) --
Treaty of Paris and American policy regarding the Philippines (1898; 1899-1901) --
House revolt against Speaker Cannon (1910) --
Seventeenth Amendment: the popular election of senators (1911-1912) --
Federal Reserve Act (1912-1913) --
Eighteenth Amendment (1917) --
Nineteenth Amendment (Women's suffrage) (1919) --
League of Nations (1919) --
Smoot-Hawley Tariff (1929-1930) --
Supreme Court nominations of John J. Parker (1930) --
Roosevelt's court-packing plan (1937) --
Fair Labor Standards Act (1937-1938) --
Burke-Wadsworth Bill (Selective Training and Service Act of 1940) (1940) --
Lend-Lease Act (1941) --
Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (1946) --
McCarthyism (1950-1954) --
"Great Debate" of 1951 (1951) --
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (1964) --
Medicare and Medicaid (1965) --
Voting Rights Act of 1965 (1965) --
War Powers Resolution of 1973 (1973) --
Impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon (1974) --
Panama Canal treaties (1978) --
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 and Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (1981) --
Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork (1987) --
North American Free Trade Agreement (1993) --
Line-item veto (1996) --
Iraq War Resolution (2002).
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