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The Secret Constitution Resurgent

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of constitutional amendments in American legal culture. Amendments that have already been approved – such as those that instituted the income tax, the popular election ... More


The Power Controversy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Hetch Hetchy fight was greatly influenced by the nascent battle over who would provide the public with electrical power. Would it be public power or a private power company? Would it be San ... More


The United States Congress

Ross English

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063084
eISBN:
9781781700228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of the Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. It would be impossible to gain a complete understanding of the American system of government without an ... More


Prologue: The Brooding Knight

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter introduces the complexity of the noble House of Percy. The knight statue marking the grave of Senator LeRoy Percy, 1861–1929, was meant to convey the distinguished character of the ... More


Patronage of Cities in the Late Republic: Incidence and Effectiveness

CLAUDE EILERS

in Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that patronage of cities was common in the late Republic. Authors of the period treat it as unremarkable, and feel no need to explain it to their readers. Dozens of patrons of ... More


Even senators can get in trouble

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the sexual misconduct case that involved U.S. Senator Robert Packwood, who is known for his support of legalized abortion. Packwood was first accused of having made unwanted ... More


The Rise of a Party Leader

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caesar became a senator in 68 bc, finally asserting himself as a leader. From this point he formulated his own policies and commanded attention in ‘high’ politics. Throughout this ‘march’ — in which ... More


Inklings of Conspiracy

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In his Defence of Marcellus (late summer of 46 bc) Cicero had urged the senators he was addressing to be on the alert and protect Caesar from possible conspiracies. And he talked at length about the ... More


Mutual Hostility as A Fact of Life: The Nixon-Ford Years

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the Vietnam War and how it dominated the 1968 election. With half a million U.S. troops already in Indochina, the year began with LBJ's call for three hundred thousand more ... More


Humor in the Watergate Investigation

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the unanimous resolution adopted by Democratic and Republican senators, drafted by the author at the request of Senator Mike Mansfield, the majority leader of the Senate. It ... More


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