The Democratic Study Group : an aid to freshmen Congressmen

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Whitney Ransome (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Margaret Hunt

Abstract: The House of Representatives fascinates scholars and laymen alike. Its ancient customs, intricate byways, colorful rituals and practices, rich controversies and displays of all the arts and crafts of politics attract the attention of diverse observers and students of politics. These characteristics add to its more formal function as the national legislature. There are many interesting and valuable approaches that can be taken in a study of Congress, It may be approached on a historical basis, where past trends and incidents are discussed. The personalities of the House members can have great influence on the temper and tempo of legislative affairs. Several members of the House have portrayed Congress from the standpoint of their own experiences. Many studies of Congress have been based on personal anecdotes. In contrast, others have made statistical studies in order to predict Congressional behavior. These are but a few ways in which Congress can be discussed.2

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1967

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