Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Robert Caro
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Introduction | Part 1 Chapter 1

• Provides an overview of the History of the Senate.

• LBJ is a powerful man in the Senate.

• The twentieth century is filled with social activism within the country and the Senate.

• Senate's investigation of the judiciary Act of 1789.

• The Golden Age of the Senate from 1819-1859.

• There are many changes in the Senate during the Reconstruction period.

Part 1 Chapter 2 | Part 1 Chapter 3

• 1913, the Senate continues to be an ineffective institution.

• President Woodrow Wilson tries to make things happen, however he is unsuccessful.

• Under FDR, the Senate creates a number of agencies aimed to bring American out of the Depression.

• The Foreign Affairs Committee plays a role in shaping the Senate during this time.

• The Southern Bloc has control of the Senate.

• LBJ begins his tenure in the Senate.

• There is controversy over Rule 22 dealing with voting and filibusters on the Senate floor.

Part 2 Chapter 4 | Part 2 Chapter 5

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