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200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002 by Richard A. Baker

By Richard A. Baker

Integrated are 2 hundred tales, with over two hundred four-color illustrations, provided in album-style to enlighten, encourage, amuse and inform.  while learn jointly, the tales offer transparent impressions in regards to the forces, occasions, and personalities that experience formed the Senate of the twenty first century.

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In examining all the principal bookstores, turning that every major library contained some books over every book with my own hands, and putting by everything “to which gentlemen might take exception,” which related to America . ” Recognizing that the nation lacked but argued there was simply no other collec- spare funds during the war emergency, Jefferson explained that he tion available for purchase to equal this one. would accept whatever price Congress wished to pay and would One witness to this debate observed that the take his payments in installments.

Ring each section to a different select committee. First, the full Senate met to discuss the The emergency conditions of the War of 1812 accelerated broad objectives of a proposed bill. the transition from temporary to permanent committees by high- Next, members elected a temporary lighting the importance of legislative continuity and expertise. committee to convert the general ideas In December 1815, at the start of a new Congress and with the expressed during that floor discussion war ended, the Senate appointed the usual select committees to into specific bill text.

John Adams & The Spirit of Liberty. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. Young, James Sterling. The Washington Community, 1800-1828. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966. CHAPTER II The “Golden Age” of the Senate 1801-1850 February 27, 1801 No Hissing O n a quiet December morning in 1800, a well-dressed gentleman knocked on the door at the Capitol Hill compile a manual of legislative procedure as a guide for himself residence of publisher Samuel Smith. When the and future presiding officers.

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