Government of the People: A Study in the American Political System

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GOVERNMENT
OF THE PEOPLE

A STUDY IN THE AMERICAN
POLITICAL SYSTEM

BY D. W. BROGAN

OF THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

With a Foreword by PROFESSOR HAROLD J. LASKI

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS: NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Foreword 7
  • Preface 11
  • Contents 13
  • The Constitution and the Courts. 15
  • The Character of the Constitution 15
  • Judicial Review 20
  • The Origin and Character of the Parties 37
  • The Age of the Democrats 37
  • The Age of the Republicans 49
  • The Present Distribution of Party Strength 67
  • Party Sections and the Direct Primary 76
  • Illustrations of Sectionalism 93
  • Economic Sectionalism 93
  • Country Versus City 101
  • The President 117
  • The Growth of the Presidency 117
  • The President's Cabinet 125
  • The President and Legislation 131
  • Congress 137
  • The House of Representatives 137
  • The House at Work 147
  • The Senate 163
  • The Senate at Work 168
  • The Spoils System 183
  • The Rise and Decline of the System 183
  • The Working of the System 200
  • The Pension System 205
  • The G.A.R. and the G.O.P. 205
  • The Veteran Problem To-Day 211
  • The Machine 217
  • How the City Machine Makes Its Friends 217
  • The Rural Machine 223
  • The Machine and the Elections 227
  • Spoils and Rewards 234
  • Some of the Machine's Customers 238
  • Tammany Hall 252
  • What Some Reformers Learned 260
  • The State Machine 273
  • The Prospects of Reform 284
  • Conventions and Candidates 297
  • The Task of the Convention 297
  • The Ticket 322
  • The Campaign 343
  • The Plan of Campaign 343
  • Local and Personal Issues 351
  • Advertising 361
  • Vox Populpi" 368
  • Conclusion 379
  • Appendix I Constitution of the United States of America 387
  • Appendix II Apportionment of Seats in the House of Representatives 401
  • Appendix III Presidents of the United States 403
  • Index 405
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