Congress Investigates: A Critical and Documentary History, by Roger A. Bruns, David L. Hostetter, Raymond W. Smock

By Roger A. Bruns, David L. Hostetter, Raymond W. Smock

For greater than two hundred years, Congress has performed a number of high-level investigations that experience riveted the state, encouraged landmark laws, and reworked American heritage. those investigations have concerned about a big selection of topics and concerns, protecting probably the most major occasions in our nation's previous, together with John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868, the Teapot Dome scandal in 1924, the assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954, the Watergate scandal within the Nineteen Seventies, and September 11. those occasions were turning issues in American background, and they're important to our figuring out of the U.S. govt and political system.Since the e-book of the 1st variation of Congress Investigates: A Documented historical past greater than 35 years in the past, Congress has performed extra investigations of severe old value. as well as new, in-depth articles on those fresh investigations, each unique article, written through amazing historians, has been up to date and comprises illustrations, particular chronologies, and short overviews of every research. The authors have additionally further an creation to each unique record within the set, highlighting its value and ancient significance. Loaded with extraordinary articles and targeted positive aspects, Congress Investigates: A serious and Documentary heritage, Revised version is a definitive, accomplished, and updated reference in this interesting subject.Thoroughly revised, up-to-date, and new congressional investigations include:-Army-McCarthy Hearings, 1954 -Labor Racketeering research, 1957-61 -Watergate Committee, 1973-74 -Church Committee research of the CIA, 1975-76 -Iran-Contra Hearings, 1987 -INSLAW division of Justice Scandal, 1989-92 -Clinton, Whitewater, and Impeachment Hearings, 1992-99 -9/11 research, 2002-04 -Hurricane Katrina Inquiry, 2005-06.

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Troops under the command of Major General Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, suffered a disastrous defeat in a battle with Indians of the Western Confederacy near the Wabash River in Ohio Territory. It remains the worst defeat ever suffered by American soldiers in fighting with Indians. S. troops numbered about 1,400. They were pitted against 1,000 warriors, led by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket. S. troops suffered more than 900 casualties in an unprecedented debacle for the nation’s forces.

Despite Washington’s plea of absolute openness, he conceded that there might be papers of “so secret a nature” that they ought not be surrendered. Because they were called together—an unusual happen- tier. Giles’s motion led the House of Representatives to create a committee to determine what led to the loss of such a huge portion of the nation’s military force. Representative Thomas Fitzsimons of North Carolina was appointed chairman. In early April 1792, the House committee requested certain documents from both the War Department and the State Department.

Rudgers is an independent historian and a retired editor and intelligence analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. Richard N. C. Raymond W. Smock is the director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University. S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Hasia Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish history at New York University, professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History.

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