The Invention of the United States Senate / Edition 1

The Invention of the United States Senate / Edition 1

by Daniel Wirls, Stephen Wirls
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801874394

ISBN-13: 9780801874390

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

The invention of the United States Senate was the most complicated and confounding achievement of the Constitutional Convention. Although much has been written on various aspects of Senate history, this is the first book to examine and link the three central components of the Senate's creation: the theoretical models and institutional precedents leading up to

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The invention of the United States Senate was the most complicated and confounding achievement of the Constitutional Convention. Although much has been written on various aspects of Senate history, this is the first book to examine and link the three central components of the Senate's creation: the theoretical models and institutional precedents leading up to the Constitutional Convention; the work of the Constitutional Convention on both the composition and powers of the Senate; and the initial institutionalization of the Senate from ratification through the early years of Congress. The authors show how theoretical principles of a properly constructed Senate interacted with political interests and power politics in the multidimensional struggle to construct the Senate, before, during, and after the convention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801874390
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Interpreting American Politics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
1The Republican Institution1
2Sources and Models: Mixed, Republican, and Liberal11
3American Senates in Theory and Practice, 1776-178739
4The Constitutional Convention: The Senate and Representation71
5Completing the Compromised Senate: Composition and Powers104
6Unfounded Hopes and Fears: The Senate during Ratification135
7Reality: The Early Senate163
8From Invention to Evolution: The Irony of the Senate205
Notes221
References251
Index265

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