Table of contents for Landmark debates in Congress : from the Declaration of independence to the war in Iraq / Stephen W. Stathis.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface				00
Introduction			1
Declaration of Independence (1776)
	John Dickinson?s Notes for a Speech in Congress
	John Adams?s Unrecorded Speech in Favor of the Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation (1777)
	Thomas Jefferson?s Notes of Proceedings in Congress
Northwest Ordinance (1781)
	Correspondence between James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson on the Debate over the Northwest Ordinance
	James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, May 11, 1786
	Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, July 9, 1786
Bill of Rights (1789)
	House Debate on the Bill of Rights
Judiciary Act of 1789
	House Debate on the Judiciary Act of 1789
Jay Treaty (17941796)
	Speech of Representative James Madison of Virginia in Opposition to the Jay Treaty
	Speech of Representative Fisher Ames of Massachusetts in Support of Appropriating Funds to Implement the Jay Treaty 
War of 1812 (18111812)
	Representative Robert Wright Argues the Necessity of War
	Representative Daniel Sheffey Opposes the War of 1812
Missouri Compromise (18191821)
	Substance of Two Speeches in Opposition to the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by Senator Rufus King of New York on February 9 and February 11, 1820
	Speech by Senator William Pinkney of Maryland in Support of the Missouri Compromise of 1820
Webster-Hayne Debate (1830)
	Senator Robert Y. Hayne?s Reply to Senator Daniel Webster
	Senator Daniel Webster?s Reply to Senator Robert Y. Hayne 
Veto of the Second Bank of the United States (1832)
	Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky Attacks President Jackson?s Veto of the Second Bank of the United States 
	Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri Defends President Jackson?s Veto of the Second Bank of the United States 
Force Bill (18321833)
	Senator John C. Calhoun?s Compact Theory of the Constitution 
	Senator Daniel Webster?s Declares that the Constitution is Not a Compact between Sovereign States
Censure of President Andrew Jackson (18331834)
	Senator Henry Clay Calls for the Censure of President Andrew Jackson 
	Senator Thomas Hart Benton Defends President Andrew Jackson 
House Gag Rule (18361844)
	Representative Henry L. Pinckney?s Introduction of the House Gag Rule 
	Representative John Quincy Adams Opposes the House Gag Rule
Wilmot Proviso (1846-1847)
	Representative David Wilmot Defends His Proviso
	Senator John C. Calhoun Opposes Wilmot Proviso
Compromise of 1850
	Senator Henry Clay Argues for the Compromise of 1850
	Senator Thomas Hart Benton Opposes the Compromise of 1850
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
	Senator Stephen A. Douglas Argues for the Kansas-Nebraska Bill
	Senator Salmon P. Chase Opposes the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Pacific Railroad Act (1862)
	Representative Aaron A. Sargent on the Necessity of a Pacific Rail Route
	Representative William F. Sheffield Voices Opposition to the Pacific Railroad Act
Homestead Act (1862)
	Representative Stephen C. Foster?s ?Republican Land Policy--Homes for the Million?
	Senator James M. Mason Speaks Out Against the Homestead Act
Fourteenth Amendment (18661868)
	Representative Andrew J. Rogers Declares that the Fourteenth Amendment Violates States? Rights
	Representative John A. Bingham Argues that the Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Violate States? Rights
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868)
	Representative James Brooks Implores the House against Impeaching President Andrew Johnson
	Representative Thaddeus Stevens on the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
Fifteenth Amendment (1869)
	Senator William M. Stewart Introducing the Fifteenth Amendment
	Senator Thomas A. Hendricks Opposes the Fifteenth Amendment
Civil Rights Act of 1875
	Representative Alexander H. Stephens Opposes Civil Rights Act of 1875
	Representative Robert B. Elliott Argues for the Civil Rights Act of 1875
Compromise of 1877
	Representative George Frisbie Hoar Praises the Compromise of 1877
	Representative James A. Garfield Criticizes the Compromise of 1877
Reed's Rules (1890)
	Representative Henry G. Turner?s Critique of Reed?s Rules
	Representative Benjamin Butterworth Defends Speaker Reed
Revenue Act of 1894	Representative W. Bourke Cockran Opposes the Revenue Act of 1894 
	Representative William Jennings Bryan Replies to Representative W. Bourke Cockran
Treaty of Paris (1898); American Policy Regarding the Philippines (1899-1901)
	Senator Albert J. Beveridge on U.S. Policy Regarding the Philippines
	Senator George Frisbie Hoar on Self-Government for the Philippines
House Revolt Against Speaker Cannon (1910)
	Representative Jacob S. Fassett Declares that Those Who Reject Speaker Joseph G. Cannon are Rejecting the Republican Party
	Representative John W. Nelson Protests Speaker Joseph G. Cannon?s Domination
Seventeenth Amendment: The Direct Election of the Senate (1913)
	Senator William E. Borah Supports the Direct Election of Senators
	Senator Augustus O. Bacon Argues against Direct Election of Senators
Federal Reserve Act (1913)
	Representative Charles A. Lindbergh Criticizes the Federal Reserve Act
	Senator Robert Owen Speaks in Support of the Federal Reserve Act
Eighteenth Amendment (1917)
	Senator William S. Kenyon Supports the Eighteenth Amendment
	Senator John W. Weeks Opposes the Eighteenth Amendment
Nineteenth Amendment (Women's Suffrage) (1919)
	Representative Adolphus P. Nelson Argues for the Nineteenth Amendment
	Representative Frank Clark Opposes the Nineteenth Amendment
League of Nations (1919)
	Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock on the Trouble with Senators Who Oppose the League of Nations
	Senator William E. Borah Opposes the League of Nations
Smoot-Hawley Tariff (1930)
	Senator Robert M. LaFollette Opposes the Smoot-Hawley Tariff
	Senator James M. Watson Speaks in Support of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff
Supreme Court Nomination of John J. Parker (1930)
	Senator William W. Hastings Supports the Nomination of John J. Parker to the Supreme Court
	Senator Robert F. Wagner Opposes the Nomination of John J. Parker to the Supreme Court
Roosevelt's Court-Packing Plan (1937)
	Senator Joseph T. Robinson Supports President Roosevelt?s Court-Packing Plan
	Senator Joseph C. O?Mahoney Opposes Roosevelt?s Court-Packing Plan
Fair Labor Standards Act (1938)
	Representative Edward E. Cox Opposes the Fair Labor Standards Act
	Representative George Schneider Supports the Fair Labor Standards Act
Burke-Wadsworth Bill (Selective Training and Service Act of 1940)
	Senator Morris Sheppard Argues for the Burke-Wadsworth Bill
	Senator Robert A. Taft Opposes the Burke-Wadsworth Bill
Lend-Lease Act (1941)
	Senator Alben W. Barkley Supports the Lend-Lease Act
	Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg Opposes the Lend-Lease Act
Atomic Energy Act of 1946
	Representative Clare Boothe Luce Supports the Atomic Energy Act of 1946
	Representative Charles H. Elston Opposes the Atomic Energy Act of 1946
McCarthyism (19501954)
	Senator Joseph R. McCarthy on Communists in Government Service
	Senator Margaret Chase Smith?s Declaration of Conscience
"Great Debate" of 1951
	Senator Robert A. Taft Opposes Assignment of Additional U.S. Forces to Europe
	Senator Thomas T. Connally Favors Assignment of Additional U.S. Forces to Europe
Civil Rights Act of 1964
	Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen Supports the Civil Rights Act of 1964
	Senator Richard Russell Opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Medicare and Medicaid (1965)
	Representative Wilbur Mills Presents His Plan for Financing Hospital Care for the Aged Over 65
	Representative John W. Byrnes Opposes Representative Mill?s Plan for Financing Hospital Care for the Aged Over 65
Voting Rights Act of 1965
	Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen Supports the Voting Rights Act of 1965
	Senator Sam Ervin Opposes the Voting Rights Act of 1965
War Powers Resolution of 1973 (1973)
	Senator Thomas F. Eagleton Opposes Override of President?s Veto of War Powers Act
	Senator Jacob Javits Favors Overriding the President?s Veto of War Powers Act
Impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon (1974)
	Representative Peter W. Rodino Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Speaks on Impeachment 
	Representative Lawrence J. Hogan Protests Impeachment
	Representative Trent Lott Finds Grounds for Impeachment Lacking
	Representative Barbara Jordan Argues in Favor of Impeachment
Panama Canal Treaties (1978)
	Senator Robert P. Griffin Opposes Panama Canal Treaties
	Senator Robert C. Byrd Supports Panama Canal Treaties
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981; Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
	Representative David R. Obey Opposes Gramm-Latta II (House Fiscal 1982 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Budget)
	Representative Delbert L. Latta Supports Gramm-Latta II (House Fiscal 1982 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Cuts)
Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork (1987)
	Senator Edward M. Kennedy Opposes the Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork
	Senator William L. Armstrong Supports the Supreme Court Nomination of Robert H. Bork
North American Free Trade Agreement (1993)
	Representative Lee H. Hamilton Supports North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
	Representative David Bonior Opposes North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 
Line-Item Veto (1996)
	Senator Robert C. Byrd Opposes the Line-Item Veto
	Senator John McCain Favors the Item Veto 
Iraq War Resolution (2002)
	Senator Patrick Leahy Opposes the Iraq War Resolution
	Senator Chuck Hagel Supports the Iraq War Resolution
Selected Bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Legislation -- United States -- History.
Parliamentary practice -- United States -- History.
United States. Congress.