Remarks at the Signing of the Violence against Women Act

Source: Available online from the Obama White House Press Office, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/07/remarks-president-and-vice-president-signing-violence-against-women-act. Remarks by Joseph Biden…

Westward Expansion

The first Europeans to land in America traveled west to do so. Many of their…

Northwest Ordinance

Source: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=8. Section 1. Be it ordained by the United States in Congress assembled, That…

Populists and Progressives

After the Civil War, the challenges presented by a developing industrial economy helped to encourage…

“The Right of the People to Rule”

Source: Theodore Roosevelt, “The Right of the People to Rule,” Outlook 100 (March 1912): 618–23,…

McCulloch v. Maryland

Source: 17 US 316 (1819); https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/17/316  Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the court, joined by Justices…

Dred Scott v. Sandford

 Source: 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/60/393 Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court,…

Gibbons v. Ogden

Source: 22 U.S. 1; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/22/1 Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court, joined…

The Slaughterhouse Cases

Source: 83 U.S. 36; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/83/36. Justice MILLER delivered the opinion of the court, joined by…

US v. Belmont

Source: 301 U.S. 324; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/301/324 Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court, joined by…

Marbury v. Madison

Source: 5 U.S. 137, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/5/137 Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court, joined…

Wickard v. Filburn

Source: 317 U.S. 111; https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/317/111 Justice JACKSON delivered the unanimous opinion of the Court, joined…

Congress

Political Parties

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 to Expand the Rules Committee

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

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…

Debates on the Legislative Branch

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

Cato No. 5

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

Brutus No. 16

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

Debate on the National Bank Filibuster

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

Federalist No. 58

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

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;…

Federalist No. 51

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

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.…

Your Congress

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

Progressive Democracy, chapters 12–13 (excerpts)

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

Politics and Administration

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

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 No. 10

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…

Federalist No. 48

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

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…

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:…

House Debate on the Influence of Alexander Hamilton

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

Articles of Impeachment Against Andrew Johnson

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

House Debate on the Establishment of Post Roads

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

Congressional Government

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

“Rules of the House of Representatives”

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

Speech on Party Leadership in Congress

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