By Kathleen Thompson Hill, Gerald N. Hill
Encyclopedia of Federal firms and Commissions fills a niche that exists for an available connection with the federal paperwork of the USA executive. a different source, it offers lucid and obviously written entries on the entire branches of presidency and the companies that functionality lower than them. those entries aspect the background and the inner-workings of those organizations, in addition to the function they play within the executive as an entire. as well as the entries, a word list of bureaucratic terminology is integrated that would be of curiosity to scholars of political technological know-how, in addition to appendixes containing organizational charts and call details for every organisation.
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The president had the problem that Secretaries Hamilton and Jefferson increasingly represented differing views, and were organizing two competing political parties, the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, respectively. Washington’s efforts to work out a rapprochement between the two cabinet members was unavailing. Both factions were sponsoring newspapers that were making sharp and sometimes scurrilous attacks on the other. On May 3, 1798, President John Adams signed an act that created the Navy Department, necessary in the face of threats by British and sometimes French warships to interfere with American shipping.
She made sure Vice President Thomas Marshall did not visit. When senators, foreign diplomats, cabinet members, and agency chiefs had official or personal business with the president, they would meet with Mrs. Wilson, who would meet with the bedridden president and then return to explain the president’s response, including his refusal to consider the limitations the Senate leadership demanded if they were to vote for United States entry into the League. ” In her memoirs she denied making any decisions that were contrary to the president’s wishes.
Polk, on his last full day in office, signed into law an act creating the DEPART- Executive Branch 37 (initially called the Home Department) on March 3, 1849, leaving the appointment to incoming President Zachary Taylor. This seemed necessary due to the great increase in western lands acquired in the Mexican War and substantial population of Native Americans there. Included within Interior’s jurisdiction were the Bureau of the Census (since removed to Commerce), Indian Affairs, and the General Land Office.
Encyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions (Facts on File Library of American History) by Kathleen Thompson Hill, Gerald N. Hill