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Congress

Selected and introduced by Joseph Postell

 

 

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Overview & List of Documents

This collection of documents on the United States Congress continues the Ashbrook Center’s extended series of document collections covering major periods, themes and institutions in American history and government. The volume begins with commentary from those involved in the debate over the ratification of the Constitution on the nature of representation in the newly formed Congress; it ends with the reflections of two recent congressmen on the evolution of the powers and organization of that body. It covers not only the role of Congress in relation to the other branches of government (most particularly the presidency), but also in relation to political parties. Its documents explore the shifting leadership structures within the Congress as various political parties and personalities rose and fell over the course of American history. This collection and its companion volumes—The American PresidencyPolitical Parties, The Judicial Branch, The Separation of Powers, and Federalism—will comprise a detailed account of America’s major political ideas and institutions. The document volume series will also include a collection of the most important Supreme Court decisions, as well as two volumes on the First Amendment. One will cover religious freedom and the other the freedoms of speech and assembly

  • Constitutional Convention, Debates on Congress, 1787
  • Cato No. 5, November 22, 1787
  • Federal Farmer No. 7, December 31, 1787
  • Federal Farmer No. 11, January 11, 1788
  • Brutus No. 16, April 10, 1788
  • Federalist No. 10, November 22, 1787
  • Federalist No. 35, January 5, 1788
  • Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788
  • Federalist No. 51, February 6, 1788
  • Federalist No. 52, February 8, 1788
  • Federalist No. 55, February 13, 1788
  • Federalist No. 58, February 20, 1788
  • Federalist No. 62, February 27, 1788
  • Federalist No. 63, March 1, 1788
  • United States Congress, A Debate on the President’s Removal Power: “The Decision of 1789,” May–July 1789
  • House of Representatives, Debate on the Establishment of Post Roads, December 6, 1791
  • House of Representatives, Debate on the Influence of Alexander Hamilton, November 19–21, 1792
  • Alexander Hamilton, Pacificus No. 1, June 29, 1793
  • James Madison, Helvidius Nos. 1, 2, and 4 (excerpts), August–September 1793
  • United States Congress, Debate on the National Bank Filibuster, 1841
  • United States Congress, Debate on the Constitutionality of the Mexican War, May 1846
  • United States Congress, Articles of Impeachment Against Andrew Johnson, March 7, 1868 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
  • Woodrow Wilson, “Cabinet Government in the United States,” 1879
  • Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government, 1885
  • Thomas Brackett Reed, “Rules of the House of Representatives,” March 1889
  • Thomas Brackett Reed, “Obstructions in the National House” and “A Deliberative Body,” 1889–1891
  • Frank Goodnow, Politics and Administration, 1900
  • Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States, 1908
  • House of Representatives, The Revolt of 1910, March 17–19, 1910
  • Joseph Cannon, Speech on Party Leadership in Congress, March 19, 1910
  • Herbert Croly, Progressive Democracy, 1914
  • Lynn Haines, Your Congress, 1915
  • House of Representatives, Debate on the Repeal of the 21-Day Rule, January 1950
  • Karl Mundt, Speech on the Constitutionality of the Korean War, May 1951
  • House of Representatives, Debate to Expand the Rules Committee, 1961
  • United States Congress, Debate on Overriding President Richard M. Nixon’s Veto of the War Powers Resolution, November 1973
  • Warren E. Burger, Majority and Byron White, Dissenting, INS v. Chadha, 1983
  • Richard Armey, “Reflections on the Republican Revolution,” 2005
  • John Boehner, “This is the People’s House,” 2011