Manual 200 Notable Days: Senate Stories, 1787 to 2002

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Whether to upgrade your current operating system to Windows Vista is another question. Another consideration, says Saffran, is whether their current software applications will run properly with the Vista operating system. Please send suggestions for future Tech Tips to the editor. Written by Senate Historian Richard Baker, the book contains brief essays on historic days that have shaped the U.

On this date, eight "conscientious senators" who had braved harsh winter travel conditions met in the nation's temporary capital in New York City. Did you know that each year at this park, more people are injured by bison than by bears?

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For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab No additional import charges on delivery Delivery: Estimated between Wed. Includes international tracking Payments: Special financing available. An error occurred, please try again. Like New : A book that looks new but has been read. When read collectively, the stories provide clear impressions about the forces, events, and personalities that have shaped the Senate of the 21st century.

Review from Goodreads: Jason rated this with 3 stars on Goodreads and had this to say, "This coffee table book on Senate History comes from none other than the U.

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Senate Historian, Richard Baker. He recently wrote a pretty impressive tomb on the House of Representatives. Byrd of West Virginia, so the Senate could not reply in that manner. So, I think the coffee table book was the best that we could muster. I think this is the first time I have actually read a coffee table book from cover to cover. It is a chatty little story book filled with useful cocktail-party-history of the US Senate. That's useful knowledge to me, as I never know what to say at Washington cocktail parties.

Perhaps anecdotes about Thomas Hart Benton will help break the ice. The most striking thing to me about the book was the number of attacks on the Capitol. I had heard about all the incidents individually, but it is more jolting to see them sequentially. In a way, its remarkable that the Capitol complex remained so open for so long. Note, I use the past tense here.

As any of you who have visited the capitol recently will have noted, it is increasingly difficult to get in. And once the Capitol Visitor Center is completed, I expect it will be very much a controlled experience like the White House. In any case, Baker's prose is breezy and he is dutifully reverent to the institution without missing the absurdities of Senate life. You also get a sense of the breakdown in lawfulness that preceded the Civil War. Apearantly, back in those days, California was a lot more like modern Texas.

In any case, the slide toward anarchy can definitely be found long before Fort Sumter. As a result of this convention, the number of senators is increased to 32, number of assemblymen is set to , and provisions are instituted to review and address legislative representation following each census. As a result of this convention, Senate consent is only required on important appointments. Voting rights are also addressed and extended to male citizens over 21 who hold property, performed military service, or worked on highways.

As a result, legislature's power is diminished with restrictions, senators and assemblymen are elected from a single district and the term of a senator is altered from four years to two. The proposed design by Arthur Gilman and Thomas Fuller is accepted. Black suffrage is recommended but is defeated by convention.

The Capitol Commission is warned not to exceed four million dollars on project. This new commission seeks advice from Henry H. July, Fuller and Gilman are replaced by Henry H. January 7, Escorted by Senate members, the Assembly moves into the Assembly Chamber in the new Capitol of which only one quarter is completed. The Senate uses the Court of Appeals room in the Capitol since its chamber is not finished.


In the coming eight years, other rooms in the Capitol are occupied. When Henry H. Richardson dies in , Perry steps in to complete Richardson's plans. As a result of this convention, the number of senators is increased from 32 to 50 with no more than one-third of the senators coming from New York City and no more than one-half coming from New York City and Brooklyn.

In addition, the number of assemblymen is increased from to , each county must have a minimum of one assemblyman with the exception of Hamilton and Fulton which are to share one assembly seat, riders cannot be attached to appropriation bills, state elections are to be held on even years and municipal elections are to be held on odd years, the Governor's term is changed from three to two years, and legislative bills are to be printed at least three days before their passage.

January 1, Governor Theodore Roosevelt is the first governor to take oath in Capitol building which he declares is "completed. March 29, In the early morning, a fire begins in the Assembly Library and sweeps through Capitol. This Capitol fire is attributed to the building's old electrical system. This is three years before ratification of the 19th amendment to the U. Constitution which extended this right nationwide. In the Commission is replaced with the Special Committee on the Revision and Simplification of the Constitution which makes recommendations for constitutional changes.

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By the end of , this special committee is replaced by the Temporary Commission on the Revision and Simplification of the Constitution which also generates reports containing recommendations regarding the State Constititution. This year, voters reject call for Constitutional Convention. A report by this commission recommends cleaning the exterior of the Capitol building and commissions the "South Mall Project" where state offices would be near the Capitol and Executive Mansion. Harrison as the principal architect. When the Senate and Assembly fail to reach a compromise on reapportionment in February of , a commission is set up by the Court of Appeals to create a reapportionment plan.

This process reveals an off-white, Maine granite. From this convention comes the recommendation to reassign the reapportionment task from the Legislature to a bipartisan commission, but this proposal is rejected by voters.