By Richard A. Baker
Incorporated are two hundred tales, with over two hundred four-color illustrations, provided in album-style to enlighten, encourage, amuse and inform. whilst learn jointly, the tales offer transparent impressions concerning the forces, occasions, and personalities that experience formed the Senate of the twenty first century.
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Extra resources for 200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002
Sympathizer ignored the presiding This message was placed in the journal following the Senate’s officer’s repeated calls for order, vote to censure Jackson for refusing to provide documents related that officer directed the sergeant to his plan to remove government funds from the privately run at arms to arrest the man and Bank of the United States. This censure, totally without constitu- haul him onto the Senate floor. After the Senate voted to free tional authorization, united the Senate’s “Great Triumvirate” of the demonstrator, he approached the presiding officer and Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C.
Few members in the Senate of 1836 cared about abol- Most senators wanted this irritating issue to disappear. They entered into and modified feared that Calhoun’s proposal to bar the Senate door to these all our institutions, civil petitions would inadvertently benefit the small and regionally and political. We will not, isolated anti-slavery movement. ” civil liberties. A growing number of petitions to Congress demanding After rejecting Calhoun’s plan on March 16, the Senate the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia had caused devised a curious, complex, and obscure delaying procedure.
Although some third-floor rooms contemplated the unfinished Capitol and its rustic surround- remained incomplete by moving day, the ings. While some fondly recalled Philadelphia’s “convenient and wing was substantially ready to receive elegant accommodations,” as the Senate had put it in a resolution along with the Senate, the House, the of thanks when departing that city six months earlier, a New York Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, senator privately offered what is perhaps the first known instance and district courts.
200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002 by Richard A. Baker