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By Alex Thomson

ISBN-10: 0748622535

ISBN-13: 9780748622535

This word list explains the foremost ideas, associations, personalities and occasions most ordinarily mentioned within the educating folks politics and executive. The emphasis is on accessibility to be able to supply scholars with a prepared resource of information which could complement center examining. The ebook may help scholars to handle any gaps they might have of their knowing folks politics which, in flip, will make learning this attention-grabbing topic the entire extra worthwhile and enjoyable.

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Supporters optimistically called this a ‘Republican revolution’. The Contract was part of a strategy, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, to counter President Bill Clinton’s own legislative programme. It was a time of highly partisan politics, with only limited cooperation between the Congress and the executive branch. Most of the provisions of the Contract were passed by the House of Representatives, as promised, but several of these items failed to be approved by the Senate, or were diluted by it.

The north forged ahead with industrialisation and developing a manufacturing base, while the south relied more upon an agrarian economy. Plantations, worked by slave labour, were at the heart of this southern economy. As slavery became a more contentious issue, southern politicians became concerned over calls emanating from the north to restrict this institution in the United States, culminating with the abolitionists’ campaign to ban slavery altogether. Alongside the issue of slavery was the south’s resentment over what was perceived as the federal government’s infringement on states’ rights (and the ‘southern way of life’ in general), as well as a national tariff policy that favoured the industrial north over the agrarian south.

Similarly, the Civil Rights Act, 1964 was deemed constitutional by the Court in the case of Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, 1964. In this instance, Congress was allowed to pass legislation prohibiting racial segregation in public places, because a number of customers staying at M538 - THOMSON TXT M/UP 13/12/06 12:27 pm Page 37 Phil's G4 Phil's G4:Users:ph US POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT A–Z 37 the Heart of Atlanta motel, travelling sales persons for example, did so in order to enable them to conduct interstate commerce.

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