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The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Donald A. Ritchie

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190280147
The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction provides an analytical insight into the work of Congress. The framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of ... More
4. On the floor

4. On the floor  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190280147
“On the floor” examines the differences in the practices of the House and Senate, which are critical for understanding the legislative process. Each day’s session begins with “morning ... More
1. The great compromise

1. The great compromise  

Donald A. Ritchie

in The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190280178
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190280147.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190280147
“The great compromise” examines how the constitutional convention shaped the nature of Congress. This resulted in a proportionally representative House of Representatives and an equality of ... More
The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Charles O. Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780190458201
The Founding Fathers were dedicated to the project of creating an American government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized ... More
1. Inventing the presidency

1. Inventing the presidency  

Charles O. Jones

in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458232
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458201.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458201
The creative work involved in writing the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia in 1787 has been interpreted and invoked in political and policy debate ever since. “Inventing ... More

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