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Congress Decides

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/9780195149470.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In early 1913, the issue was thrown into the halls of Congress for a final decision. At the same time, a new administration came into power with President Woodrow Wilson appointing Franklin Lane as ... More


Like Cuba and the Philippines

Jessica M. Kim

in Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651347
eISBN:
9781469651361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651347.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores how investors based in Los Angeles expected the U.S. government to intervene on their behalf to protect personal and urban interests from the unrest caused by the Mexican ... More


An Administrative Morass: Federal Reclamation, 1909–1917

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concentrates on the slow degradation of the Reclamation Service and Reclamation Bureau after President Theodore Roosevelt left office. It begins with a discussion of the early history of ... More


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