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AuthorFerguson, John Henry, 1907-
TitleThe American system of government / by John H. Ferguson and Dean E. McHenry
Imprint New York : McGraw-Hill, 1950
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xii, 1042 p. : illus., maps; 24 cm


Essentials of American government : Government and modern society -- Colonization, independence, and confederation -- Framing and adopting the constitution -- Constitutional principles and methods of change -- The federal system -- Interstate and federal-state relations -- Individual rights -- Population immigration, aliens, and citizenship -- Public opinion and pressure groups -- Political parties -- Suffrage, nominatins, and elections -- The federal governemnt : Part I. Federal institutions and powers : Congress: Organization and politics -- Congress: Procedure and problems -- President: The office -- Powers of the president -- Federal courts and law enforcement -- Federal powers: General aspects, taxation, and monetary -- Federal powers: Interstate commerce -- Federal powers: Foreign relations and war -- Federal powers: Admiralty, postal, and others -- Part II. Federal administrative organization and functions : Administrative organizatin and procedure -- The civil service -- Public finnance -- The conduct of foreign relations -- Foreign policies and the United Nations -- Territories, the district of Columbia, and occupied areas -- National defense and war measures -- Aids to general business -- General businss regulation, consumers services, and housing -- Regulation of utilities -- Federal enterprises -- Labor -- Social insurance, education, and welfare -- Agriculture -- Conservation of natural resources -- State and local governments : State constitutions and powers -- Legislatures and legislation -- The governor and administration -- The state judiciary -- Cities and their government -- Governments of counties and smaller units -- Finance: State and local -- State and local law enforcement -- State and local functions -- Frontiers of civic responsibility

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