Congressional Lions: Trailblazing Members of Congress and How They Shaped American History

Congressional Lions: Trailblazing Members of Congress and How They Shaped American History

by J. Michael Martinez

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Overview

In some periods of American history, members of the legislative branch have been as influential, and sometimes more influential, than a particular president in crafting public policy and reacting to world events. Congressional Lions examines twelve influential members of Congress throughout American history to understand their role in shaping the life of the nation. The book does not focus exclusively on the biographical details of these lawmakers, although biography invariably plays a role in recalling their triumphs and tragedies. Instead, the book highlights members’ legislative accomplishments as well as the circumstances surrounding their congressional service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498559461
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/19/2020
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

J. Michael Martinez is professor at Georgia Gwinnett College and the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: James Madison
Chapter 2: Thomas Hart Benton
Chapter 3: Justin Smith Morrill
Chapter 4: The Radical Republicans—Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and Benjamin Wade
Chapter 5: Carter Glass
Chapter 6: Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Chapter 7: George W. Norris
Chapter 8: Robert F. Wagner
Chapter 9: Arthur H. Vandenberg
Chapter 10: Edward M. Kennedy

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