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United States. Congress. Senate

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1787-

Administrative History

The United States Senate (1787- ) forms one-half of the United States of America's bicameral legislature, or Congress, and is located in Washington D.C.

The United States Senate was established on July 16, 1787, by the framers of the Constitution. It originally convened in 1789 in New York City and for the next ten years was located in Philadelphia before moving to Washington D.C. in 1800. The Senate's membership includes two senators representing each state and speaking for the needs of their constituencies. The Senate has the power to conduct impeachment trials, review and approve or reject presidential appointees to executive and judical branches, amend or approve treaties (by a two-thirds vote), filibuster legislation, and conduct investigations in the executive branch and outside American society. The leadership of the Senate is comprised of political party leaders and minority party leaders, committee leaders and members, and senate-elected officers and officials. The constitutionally mandated offices are vice president and president pro tempore.

Citation

AACR 1 form: United States. Congress. Senate

Phillips, D. G. The treason of the Senate, 195-

United States Senate, via WWW, Feb. 10, 2014 (United States Senate; established 1787; 1/2 of United States bicameral legislature - Congress; located in Washington D.C; first held in New York City; ten years in Philadelphia; powers of Senate; equal representation; 100 representatives - two for each state; offices in Senate; constitutionally mandated offices; vice president and president pro tempore) http://www.senate.gov/

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur V. Watkins anti-McCarthy news articles, 1951-1954

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 14 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents note Contains news articles expressing anti-McCarthy views to the Senate Select Committee concerning the activities of Joseph McCarthy.

Arthur V. Watkins anti-McCarthy postcards, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents note Contains postcards from citizens expressing anti-McCarthy views to the Senate Select Committee concerning the activities of Joseph McCarthy.

Arthur V. Watkins anti-McCarthy telegrams, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents note Contains telegrams from citizens (some with no authors) expressing anti-McCarthy views to the Senate Select Committee concerning the activities of Joseph McCarthy.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence against Joseph McCarthy, 1951-1954

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains letters, postcards, telegrams, and other correspondence regarding the Senate censure proceedings against Joseph McCarthy. Primarily consists of mail received by Watkins during his service on the Select Committee, but also includes some responses that he prepared. Materials date from between 1949 and 1956.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence and literature from anti-McCarthy citizens, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence from citizens expressing anti-McCarthy views to the Senate Select Committee concerning the activities of McCarthy.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence and literature from pro-McCarthy citizens, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence from citizens with literature expressing pro-McCarthy views concerning the activities of McCarthy to the Senate Select Committee.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence from anti-McCarthy citizens, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence from citizens (some authors unknown) expressing anti-McCarthy views to the Senate Select Committee concerning the activities of McCarthy.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence from pro-McCarthy citizens, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence from citizens expressing pro-McCarthy views concerning the activities of Joseph McCarthy to the Senate Select Committee.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence in favor of Joseph McCarthy, 1949-1956

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters, postcards, telegrams, and other correspondence regarding the Senate censure proceedings against Joseph McCarthy. Primarily consists of mail received by Watkins during his service on the Select Committee, but also includes some responses that he prepared. Materials date from between 1949 and 1956.

Arthur V. Watkins correspondence on Joseph McCarthy, 1949-1956

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 146 Series 6 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains letters, postcards, telegrams, and other correspondence regarding the Senate censure proceedings against Joseph McCarthy. Primarily consists of mail received by Watkins during his service on the Select Committee, but also includes some responses that he prepared. Materials date from between 1949 and 1956.