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  SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - United States Senate
Senators are elected by their state as a whole; if both Senate seats are contested in one election year, the elections will be separate and all voters in the state will cast votes for one candidate in each of the two races.
Unlike the United States House of Representatives, the Senate has no strict rules regarding debate, and one strategy used by senators to kill a bill is the filibuster, an intentional extension of debate on the bill, which prevents it from coming to a vote.
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator" and carries some additional responsibilities to their state's constituents; however, this does not necessarily indicate a hierarchy in which the senior senator has direct authority over the junior senator.
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  United States Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator," and their counterpart is the "junior senator"; this convention, however, does not have any official significance.
The Senate meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like the House of Representatives, the Senate meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. At one end of the Chamber of the Senate is a dais from which the Presiding Officer (the Vice President or the President pro Tempore) presides.
United States, although the Senate's advice and consent is required for the appointment of certain executive branch officials, it is not necessary for their removal.
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 History of the United States Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among the greatest of debates in Senate history was the Webster-Hayne debate of January 1830, pitting the sectional interests of Webster's New England and Hayne's South.
The Senate underwent several significant changes during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, the most profound of which was the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, which provided for popular vote of the Senators.
McCarthy was censured by the Senate in 1953.
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 United States Senate - Knowmore
Senators serve for six-year terms, which are staggered so that elections are held in approximately one-third of the seats (a "class") every second year.
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator," and his or her counterpart as the "junior senator"; this convention, however, does not have any special significance.
United States, although the Senate's advice and consent is required for the appointment of certain executive branch officials, it is not necessary for their removal.
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 Articles - United States Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator," and their counterpart as the "junior senator"; this convention, however, does not have any special significance.
Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution sets forth three qualifications for senators: each senator must be at least thirty years old, must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state he represents.
Like the House of Representatives, the Senate meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. At one end of the Chamber of the Senate is a dais from which the Presiding Officer (the Vice President or the President pro Tempore) presides.
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 US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation
Throughout the history of the United States Senate, a number of committees have held the jurisdiction currently given the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the Committee).
Senator Dickerson retained chairmanship of the new Committee on Manufactures, while the former committee's often minority of one, Senator Lloyd, became chairman of the new Committee on Commerce.
Indeed, Senate leaders were thwarted in their attempts to do away with the Committee on Revolutionary Claims as late as 1884 because a number of Senators argued "the committee has always been assigned to the minority of the Senate.
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 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > The United States Senate Archives
The United States Constitution provides that "each House shall keep a Journal of its proceedings and from time to time publish the same." Accordingly, the earliest records of the Senate date from 1789 and include the manuscript rough minutes of chamber proceedings and the smooth copy of the Journal.
In March 1937, the Senate agreed to send nearly 3,600 cubic feet of its records to the newly established National Archives for preservation and provision of reference services.
This material includes records on measures referred to committees that were required by Senate rules to be returned to the Secretary of the Senate at the close of each session.
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 United States Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Constitution of the United States endows the U.S. Senate, in addition to its duty of passing all legislation through Congress, with the exclusive responsibility of confirming certain Presidential appointments, including federal judges and cabinet secretaries as part of the system of checks and balances.
Senators are elected by their state as a whole; if both Senate seats are contested in one election year, the elections will be separate and all voters in the state will cast votes for one candidate in each of the two races.
As put forth in Article 1, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, a senator must be: at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States for the past nine years, and reside in the state he or she represents at the time of election.
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 United States Senate - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the Senate, each state is equally represented by two members, regardless of population; as a result, the total membership of the body is currently 100.
By convention, the Vice President presides over very few Senate debates, attending only on important ceremonial occasions (such as the swearing-in of new senators) or at times when his or her vote may be needed to break a tie.
The Senate Majority Leader is, furthermore, responsible for controlling the agenda of the Senate; for example, he or she schedules debates and votes.
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 History Of The United States Of America, Part Eight
During World War II, the United States and the USSR were tenuously allied, but they disagreed on tactics and on postwar plans.
Instead the United States sent economic aid and military advisers to South Vietnam from 1954 to 1961.
The invaders of Egypt withdrew, and the Suez crisis was defused.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - The Most Exclusive Club: A Modern History of the United States Senate - Lewis L. ...
The Invention of the United States Senate Daniel Wirls, Stephen Wirls
The history of the U.S. Senate in the 20th century is one of evolution from a genteel debating society into a collection of bitterly partisan politicians, half of them seeming to eye runs for the White House as they joust for media coverage.
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, which created the U.S. Senate to be a deliberative body that would check both presidential power abuse and the bedlam inherent in the House of Representatives, would be disheartened by its current sad state, says Gould (history, emeritus, Univ. of Texas; Grand Old Party).
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 United States Senate History Senators Historic Events in the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas ...
The Constitution of the United States endows the U.S. Senate, in addition to its duty of passing all legislation passed through Congress, with the exclusive responsibility of confirming certain
1917 the power of the filibuster was considerably reduced in theory by the cloture rule in which 60 senators can sign a petition to end debate (the initial version of the rule called for 2/3 but that was later reduced to 60).
James Madison, "The use of the Senate is to consist in proceeding with more coolness, with more system, and with more wisdom, than the popular branch." Instead of two year terms like in the House, Senators serve six year terms giving them more authority to ignore mass sentiment in favor of the country's broad interests.
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 The Sad Decline of the United States Senate
Equally disheartening was the Senate’s failure to respond to the allegations of torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in the spring of 2004.
Perhaps not surprising, contemporary criticisms of the Senate and its member have come to sound very much like those levied in the time of Nelson Aldrich and “The Four.” A majority of modern senators are wealthy and live apart from the every day experience of their voters.
By 2005, the Senate had become more often an impediment to democratic government rather than a place to express sober second thought on national priorities The upper house has outlived its usefulness as a restraint on popular excesses and has emerged as an enemy of effective governance.
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 United States: History — Infoplease.com
In the United States, the Nasdaq Internet and technology stock bubble, which had begun its rise in 1999, completely deflated in the second half of 2000, as the so-called new economy associated with the Internet proved to be subject to the rules of the old economy.
Internationally and domestically, the United States government was the subject of condemnation from some quarters for aspects of its conduct of the “war on terror” in the second half of 2005.
The administration justified it by asserting that the president's powers to defend the United States under the Constitution were not subject to Congressional legislation and that the legislation authorizing the president to respond to the Sept., 2001, terror attacks implicitly also authorized the wiretapping.
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 Germany Info: Culture & Life: History: Features: German Revolution of 1848/49
Many of the "Forty-Eighters," as they came to be called, fled to the United States and played a significant role in 19th century U.S. history.
The "Forty-Eighters" who emigrated to the United States after the failed revolution left their mark in a number of ways.
Serving a term in the United States Senate, he advocated a conciliatory policy toward the South.
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 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > The Senate Historical Office
Serving as the Senate's institutional memory, the Historical Office collects and provides information on important events, precedents, dates, statistics, and historical comparisons of current and past Senate activities for use by members and staff, the media, scholars, and the general public.
Oral History Project: Both biographical and institutional in scope, these interviews include personal recollections of careers within the Senate the discussions of how Congress has changed over the years.
This Week in Senate History: A collection of anecdotes tracing the history of the Senate through specific weeks and years.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/generic/Senate_Historical_Office.htm   (451 words)

  
 The History Place - Presidential Impeachment Proceedings
The United States Constitution states in Article II, Section 4: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
The trial of the President is held in the Senate with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presiding.
The entire Senate may conduct the trial or it or it may be delegated to a special committee which would report all the evidence to the full Senate.
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 History Of The United States Of America, Part Nine
When the United States finally left the Vietnamese to determine their own fate in the early 1970s, a near-impeachment crisis increased Americans' mood of skepticism and distrust of government.
The United States supported non-Communist South Vietnam and in subsequent decades increased its commitment to the region.
In 1963 the United States approved a coup led by South Vietnamese military officers to overthrow Diem, who was killed.
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 United States Senate - dKosopedia
The United States Senate, often called the U.S. Senate or simply the Senate, is a deliberative legislative chamber of 100 senators, two from each state, elected in statewide elections for six-year terms by popular vote.
Named after the ancient Roman Senate, the U.S. Senate is the upper house of the Congress, smaller than the U.S. House of Representatives, which has 435 members.
Flowers are not permitted in the Senate chamber, except on the desk of a deceased sitting Senator on the day of his eulogy.
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 U.S. Government Bookstore: United States Senate Catalogue of Graphic Arts
The collection represents a 30-year effort to document graphically the 19th and early 20th century history of the Senate, the Capitol, and American political history.
The United States Senate Catalogue of Graphic Arts seeks to broaden the appeal of this invaluable research collection by making the information available to a wider audience.
The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art highlights 160 works of art, including 82 sculptures, 75 paintings, 2 enameled mosaics, and 1 stained glass window.
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 ThinkQuest : Library : United States
The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the entry of millions of those immigrants over time is the story told at this web site.
A comparison of history (1904 to 2004) of the city of St. Louis beginning with the 1904 World's Fair and ending with the non-profit organization of 2004 St. Louis.
The United States is a nation of immigrants.
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 Social Security Online - HISTORY
Links to all Presidential Libraries, which are respositories for many records related to the history of Social Security.
History pages on Medicare and Medicaid from the federal agency that administers these two programs.
History materials regarding programs and organizations of the Department of Labor.
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 History of the United State Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The United States Senate is often described as the world's greatest deliberative body.
The ranks of the Senate are frequently sought out to fill cabinet posts, ambassadorial appointments and even the Supreme Court.
These Senate hearings pointedly demonstrate how a demagogue, hiding behind the American flag and the power of Congress, destroyed countless lives and careers.
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 United States_sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Where's that U.S. State is found in the 1st Grade list of Geography activities.
Click any state on the map or scroll down for many interesting categories including The Midsest, Confederate States, and States by Order of Entry into Union.
Click your state, then county name to see what local places are listed.
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 Unit States History
They can also be oral histories, memoirs, or autobiographies, later recollections of the time by someone who was there.
Secondary sources are books or articles written about an event or aspects of an event, using primary sources.
Freedom: A History of the U.S. A sixteen-part series about the "freedom" that draws countless human beings from around the world to America, as well as the chief obstacles to American freedom.
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