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Congressional Government

A Study in American Politics

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Author: Woodrow Wilson
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,353 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 15.4
LoC Category: JK
Downloads: 857
Added to site: 2011.11.30 31045
Genres: History, Politics

This is the fifth edition of this book, describing the American political system with focus on the Congress. The content is not a commentary on the political life, the outspoken purpose is to simply describe the system.

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quite natural that their one-time fear of a strong central government should pass into a dread of the still further expansion of the power of that government, by a too loose construction of its charter; but what I would emphasize here is not the motives or the policy of the conduct of parties in our early national politics, but the fact that opposition to the Constitution as a constitution, and even hostile criticism of its provisions, ceased almost immediately upon its adoption; and not only ceased, but gave place to an undiscriminating and almost blind worship of its principles, and of that delicate dual system of sovereignty, and that complicated scheme of double administration which it established. Admiration of that one-time so much traversed body of law became suddenly all the vogue, and criticism was estopped. From the first, even down to the time immediately preceding the war, the general scheme of the Constitution went unchallenged; nullification itself did not always wear its true garb of independe



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