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Power in the House

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes Pelosi’s leadership of the House in the 110th Congress in relationship to her organization of the Democratic Caucus, her efforts in consensus building among Democrats, her ... More


The Outside Game

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses Pelosi’s electoral role and message operation, beginning with its early evolution during her service as minority leader and then tracing its evolution since she became Speaker. ... More


Madam Speaker

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book seeks to understand Nancy Pelosi, not just as a Speaker of the House, or even as its first female Speaker, but also as a reflection of a new era in American politics. This chapter maps the ... More


Leadership

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses the most important issue of the current study: the capacity of American political institutions to provide the leadership the country requires. There is ample evidence to ... More


Gender

Ronald M. Peters and Cindy Simon Rosenthal

in Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195383737
eISBN:
9780199852802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383737.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Nancy Pelosi’s career reveals much about what has changed and the challenges that remain for women who would aspire to the highest levels of governing. At strategic points in her public career, she ... More


The Line of Succession Controversy

Brian C. Kalt

in Constitutional Cliffhangers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123517
eISBN:
9780300178012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123517.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains a notion that every American schoolchild learns: that the Speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate (PPT) follow the vice president in the line of ... More


Robert Clark and the Ascendancy to Black Power: The Case of the Mississippi Black State Legislators

Byron D’Andra Orey

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Black Power in relation to the issues that have been addressed by African Americans who were elected to the Mississippi legislature since 1967, whether through influence or new ... More


“A Temporary ‘Third Party’”: Antislavery Whig Dissidents in the 1841 Speakership Contest

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This section shows how antislavery Whigs including John Quincy Adams, Seth Gates, Joshua Giddings, and William Slade bucked their party leadership and refused to support another slaveholder in the ... More


“Glorious Confusion in the Ranks”: The Free Soil Balance of Power, 1849

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This vignette describes the disruptive role the Free Soil Party played by controlling a balance of power in the closely divided 31st House of Representatives. In their refusal to vote for a ... More


“A New Era in Our History”: The Longest Speakership Contest in American History and the First Republican National Victory, 1855–1856

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This section chronicles the long and contentious contest for speaker of the 34th House. The discussion here demonstrates the vital role that this 1855-56 election for Speaker of the House played in ... More


“Let the Lines Be Drawn”: Conscience Whig Insurgency and the 1847 Speakership Election

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This vignette describes the briefly delayed 1847 election for Speaker of the House. Antislavery Conscience Whigs Joshua Giddings and John G. Palfrey, along with independent antislavery representative ... More


“Bowing Down to the Slave Power”: Northern Whigs, Slavery, and the Speakership, 1839

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This section narrates the controversial 1839 election for Speaker of the House. The demands of an ultra-proslavery States’ Rights faction deadlocked the House, but the stalemate was broken when the ... More


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