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Debate to Expand the Rules Committee

Source: Congressional Record, 87th Congress, 1st Session, Jan. 31, 1961. Vol. 107, pp. 1573–1589. [The…

Debate to Override President Richard Nixon’s Veto of the War Powers Resolution

Source: Congressional Record, 93rd Congress, 1st Session, Nov. 7, 1973. Vol. 119, pp. 36176–36198, 36202–36222.…

Debate on repeal of the “21-day rule”

Source: Congressional Record, vol. 96. January 20, 1950 [Representative Adolph J. Sabath of Illinois called…

“This is the People’s House”: John Boehner’s First Remarks as House Speaker

Source: Congressional Record, 112th Congress, 1st Session, Jan. 5, 2011. Vol. 157, p. 78. We…

INS v. Chadha

Source: 462 U.S. 919 (1983) CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER[1] delivered the opinion of the Court. [This…

“Reflections on the Republican Revolution”

Source: Richard Armey, “Reflections on the Republican Revolution,” in The Republican Revolution 10 Years Later:…

Federalist No. 35

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Federal Farmer No. 7

Source: Empire and Nation: Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (John Dickinson). Letters from the…

Cato No. 5

Source: The New-York Journal, November 22, 1787. But with respect to the first objection, it…

Debates on the Legislative Branch

Source: Gordon Lloyd, ed., Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison, a…

Brutus No. 16

Source: The New York Journal, April 10, 1788. The term for which the Senate are…

Federalist No. 58

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Federalist No. 51

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Debate on the National Bank Filibuster

Source: Congressional Globe, 27th Congress, 1st Session, vol. 10 (June 12, 1841, July 12, 1841,…

Debate on the Constitutionality of the Mexican War

Source: Congressional Globe, 29th Congress, 1st Session, vol. 15 (May 11–12, 1846), pp. 782–786, 795–797;…

The “Revolt of 1910” Against Speaker Joseph Cannon

Source: Congressional Record, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, March 17–18, 1910. Vol. 45, pp. 3292–3334, 3389–3417.…

Federalist No. 62

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

“Obstructions in the National House” and “A Deliberative Body”

Source: North American Review, vol. 149, Oct. 1889, and North American Review, vol. 152, Feb.…

Progressive Democracy, chapters 12–13 (excerpts)

Source: Herbert Croly, Progressive Democracy (New York: Macmillan, 1914). CHAPTER XII: The Advent of Direct…

Your Congress

Source: Your Congress: An Interpretation of the Political and Parliamentary Influences that Dominate Law Making…

Politics and Administration

Source: Frank Johnson Goodnow, Politics and Administration: A Study in Government (New York: Macmillan, 1900).…

Federalist No. 10

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Speech on the Constitutionality of Korean War

Source: Congressional Record, Volume 97, pp. 5078–5088 Mr. MUNDT.[1] Mr. President, either prior to the…

Federalist 63

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Federalist No. 55

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Federalist No. 52

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

Federalist No. 48

Source: George W. Carey and James McClellan, eds., The Federalist: The Gideon Edition, (Indianapolis: Liberty…

A Debate on the President’s Removal Power: “The Decision of 1789”

Source: Annals of Congress 1789, pp. 387–395, 473–482, 508–521, 601–603 (May-June 1789). 19 May 1789…

House Debate on the Influence of Alexander Hamilton

Source: Annals of Congress 1792, pp. 695–722 (November, 1792). November 19, 1792 The House again…

House Debate on the Establishment of Post Roads

Source: Annals of Congress 1791, pp. 230–4 (December, 1791). The House resolved itself into a…

Articles of Impeachment Against Andrew Johnson

Source: “Articles of Impeachment Against Andrew Johnson,” available online at The Avalon Project, Yale Law…

Helvidius Nos. 1, 2, and 4

Source: “Helvidius No. 1,” “Helvidius No. 2,” and Helvidius No. 4,” in The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates,…

Pacificus No. 1

Source: Pacificus No. 1, in The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793–1794, ed. Morton J. Frisch (Indianapolis:…

“Rules of the House of Representatives”

Source: Thomas Brackett Reed, “Rules of the House of Representatives,” The Century Magazine, March 1889.…

Congressional Government

Source: Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885). Like…

Speech on Party Leadership in Congress

Source: Congressional Record, 61st Congress, 2nd Session, March 19, 1910. Vol. 45, pp. 3436–7 The…

The Newburgh Address

Source: George Washington to Officers of the Army, March 15, 1783, Founders Online, National Archives.…

“The Farmer Refuted…”

Source: Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, &c., [February 23,] 1775, Founders Online, National Archives (first…

Philadelphia Welcomes the First Continental Congress

Source: Dunlap’s Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser (Philadelphia), September 19, 1774. On Friday last[1]…

The Association Enacted by the First Continental Congress

Source: Worthington Chauncey Ford, et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, 34 vols.…

Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress

Source: Hezekiah Niles, ed., Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America… (Baltimore: William Ogden…

Cincinnatus Reborn

Source: Washington’s Address to Congress Resigning his Commission, [December 23, 1783,] Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-06-02-0319-0004. The…

An Officer’s Account of Washington’s Remarks

Source: The Journals of Major Samuel Shaw…, ed. Josiah Quincy (Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.…

Circular Letter to the States

Source: George Washington to the States, June 8–21, 1783, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/99-01-02-11404. The great…

Chapter 25: Internal Security and Civil Liberties

A. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia,…

Chapter 22: The New Deal: Social Security

A. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech to Congress on Social Security, January 17, 1935 https://document-readings.s3.amazonaws.com/Documents+and+Debates/Volume+2/Chapter+22/ch22+FDR+on+Social+Security.mp3…

Chapter 21: What Caused the Great Depression?

A. Herbert Hoover, “Principles and Ideals of the United States Government,” October 22, 1928 https://document-readings.s3.amazonaws.com/Documents+and+Debates/Volume+2/Chapter+21/ch21+Hoover+Principles+of+Govt+1928.mp3…

Chapter 5: Between Resistance and Revolution

A. New Yorkers Celebrate “Loyalty” and the Anniversary of the Repeal of the Stamp Act,…
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