Congress and the Nation is the most authoritative reference on congressional trends, actions, and political and policy controversies. This award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues in recent American politics, providing a unique retrospective analysis of the policies the U.S. Congress. Organized by policy area, each chapter contains summaries of legislative activity, including bills passed, defeated, or postponed. No other authoritative source guides readers seamlessly through the policy output of the national legislature with the breadth, depth, and authority of Congress and the Nation.

Politics and National Issues

Politics and national issues

Introduction

Eight years of Democratic rule came to an end on Jan. 20, 1969, with the inauguration of Richard M. Nixon as 37th President of the United States. It was the climax of one of the great comeback stories of American ...

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