Readings in American Government and Politics

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Macmillan, 1913 - 638 pages

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Contents

The call for the Maryland state convention
36
The call for the Constitutional Convention of 1787
43
Philosophy of the American constitutional system
49
CHAPTER IV
56
Congressional expansion of the Constitution
66
The chairman of the national committee
69
The
70
CHAPTER V
72
The war powers of the President
74
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
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 law
140
Interstate rendition
148
CHAPTER IX
154
Counting the electoral vote in the states
159
The Democratic unit rule
165
s sal administration
177
s║ sania foreign affairs
183
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192
Benton T H Thirty Years View 1854 II 32 Richardson
193
So The executive departments and Congress 2Oxo
200
The spoils system in national administration
206
The civil service act
208
CHAPTER XII
214
The law governing the election of Senators
221
The instruction of representatives in Congress
233
The necessary and proper clause
245
C
256
Political significance of the speakership
257
Congress and presidential influence
265
Logrolling in Congress
269
Power of the federal courts over state statutes
278
Political questions in federal cases
283
The courts and social policy
286
CHAPTER XVI
291
Duties and responsibilities of diplomatic representatives
292
I22 The negotiation of treaties
297
The recognition of a new government
302
blawing estimates for appropriations
338
Extract from an appropriation bill
341
Judicial interpretation of the term commerce
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
Arguments on womans suffrage
405
Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of New York
411
The recall in Oregon Beard and Shultz Documents on the Initiative Referendum
418
Arguments against the initiative and referendum
424
CHAPTER XXIV
432
The method of selecting state officers
438
The veto power
444
Legal advice to the governor
452
Legislative apportionment
462
The legislative committee of inquiry
471
Legislatures and railways
478
Legislation against corporations
484
The judiciary as the guardian of private rights
491
The laws delays
500
CHAPTER XXVII
509
The leading difficulties in city government
514
The council and municipal administration
521
Municipal government by commission
529
CHAPTER XXVIII
535
Municipal parks
545
Politics and public utilities
552
The Indiana township
560
Senate Reports 47th Congress No
567
Office holders in politics Parker G F Writings of Grover cieveland 49 sq
578
Some primitive election devices National Conference on Practical Reform of primary Elections
584
TAXATION AND FINANCE
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
204
636
545
637
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