Additional Resources – “Ballast for the Ship of State” The U.S. Senate – 40 Resources for High School Students

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  1. A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America (1787-88), by John Adams
  1. The Virginia Plan (1787), by James Madison
  1. The Federalist Papers: 62 (1788), by “Publius” James Madison
  2. The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 3., The National Archives
  3. A Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States, by Thomas Jefferson
  4. Filibuster in the United States Senate
  5. Thomas H. Benton (American Statesmen Series), by Theodore Roosevelt
  6. The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union: Selected Documents, by Herman Belz (Editor)
  7. The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, and Calhoun, by Merrill D. Peterson
  8. Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time, by Robert V. Remini
  9. The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster: With an Essay on Daniel Webster as a Master of English Style By Edwin P. Whipple

  10. Henry Clay: The Essential American, by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
  11. America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union, by Fergus M. Bordewich
  12. Union And Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun, by John C. Calhoun (Author) and Ross M. Lence (Editor)
  13. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union, by Robert V. Remini
  14. Stephen A. Douglas, by Robert Walter Johannsen
  15. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text, by Abraham Lincoln & Stephen A. Douglas, Harold Holzer (Editor)
  16. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, by David Donald
  17. The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War, by Stephen Puleo
  18. The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
  19. Classic Senate Speeches, United States Senate
  20. The Road to Mass Democracy: Original Intent and the Seventeenth Amendment, by C. H. Hoebeke
  21. The Senate and The League of Nations, by Henry Cabot Lodge
  22. Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer, by Nancy C. Unger
  23. Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, by Hendrik Meijer
  24. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft, by James T. Patterson
  25. Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics, by Byron C. Hulsey
  26. Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, by Larry Tye
  1. Politics of Conscience: A Biography of Margaret Chase Smith, by Patricia Ward Wallace
  2. Master Of The Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro
  3. JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency, by John T. Shaw
  4. Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution, by Lee Edwards
  5. The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer, by Chris Myers Asch
  6. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, by Larry Tye
  7. Bridging the Divide: My Life, by Edward Brooke
  8. The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis, by Ira Shapiro
  9. The Senate 1789-1989 Addresses on the History of the United States Senate (4 volumes), by Sen. Robert C. Byrd
  10. The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism, by Sen. Robert C. Byrd and the Senate Historical Office
  1. The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton, by Peter Baker
  1. The American Senate: An Insider’s History, by Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker