United States Statutes at Large
The United States Statutes at Large referred to as the Statutes at Large and abbreviated Stat. are an official record of Acts of Congress and concurrent resolutions passed by the United States Congress. Each act and resolution of Congress is published as a slip law, classified as either public law or private law, designated and numbered accordingly. At the end of a Congressional session, the statutes enacted during that session are compiled into bound books, known as "session law" publications; the session law publication for U. S. Federal statutes is called the United States Statutes at Large. In that publication, the public laws and private laws are numbered and organized in chronological order. U. S. Federal statutes are published in a three-part process, consisting of slip laws, session laws, codification. Large portions of public laws are enacted as amendments to the United States Code. Once enacted into law, an Act will be published in the Statutes at Large and will add to, modify, or delete some part of the United States Code.
Provisions of a public law that contain only enacting clauses, effective dates, similar matters are not codified. Private laws are not codified; some portions of the United States Code have been enacted as positive law and other portions have not been so enacted. In case of a conflict between the text of the Statutes at Large and the text of a provision of the United States Code that has not been enacted as positive law, the text of the Statutes at Large takes precedence. Publication of the United States Statutes at Large began in 1845 by the private firm of Little and Company under authority of a joint resolution of Congress. During Little and Company's time as publisher, Richard Peters, George Minot, George P. Sanger served as editors. In 1874, Congress transferred the authority to publish the Statutes at Large to the Government Printing Office under the direction of the Secretary of State. Pub. L. 80–278, 61 Stat. 633, was enacted July 30, 1947 and directed the Secretary of State to compile, edit and publish the Statutes at Large.
Pub. L. 81–821, 64 Stat. 980, was enacted September 23, 1950 and directed the Administrator of General Services to compile, edit and publish the Statutes at Large. Since 1985 the Statutes at Large have been prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register of the National Archives and Records Administration; until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the United States Senate were published in the set, but these now appear in a publication titled United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, abbreviated U. S. T. In addition, the Statutes at Large includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, treaties with Indians and foreign nations, presidential proclamations. Sometimes large or long Acts of Congress are published as their own "appendix" volume of the Statutes at Large. For example, the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 was published as volume 68A of the Statutes at Large.
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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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81st United States Congress
The Eighty-first United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D. C. from January 3, 1949, to January 3, 1951, during the fifth and sixth years of Harry S. Truman's presidency; the apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the Sixteenth Census of the United States in 1940. Both chambers had a Democratic majority. January 20, 1949: President Harry S. Truman began his second term. August 16, 1949: Office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff created January 21, 1950: Accused communist spy Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury January 31, 1950: President Truman ordered the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949 June 27, 1950: Korean War: President Truman ordered American military forces to aid in the defense of South Korea June 20, 1949: Central Intelligence Agency Act, ch.
227, 63 Stat. 208, 50 U. S. C. § 403a October 25, 1949: Hospital Survey and Construction Amendments of 1949, ch. 722, Pub. L. 81–380, 63 Stat. 898 October 26, 1949: Fair Labor Standards Amendment, ch. 736, Pub. L. 81–393, 63 Stat. 910, 29 U. S. C. ch. 8 October 31, 1949: Agricultural Act of 1949, ch. 792, 63 Stat. 1051 May 5, 1950: Uniform Code of Military Justice, ch. 169, 64 Stat. 109 May 10, 1950: National Science Foundation Act, ch. 171, Pub. L. 81–507, 64 Stat. 149, 42 U. S. C. ch. 16 September 8, 1950: Defense Production Act of 1950, Pub. L. 81–774, 64 Stat. 798 September 12, 1950: Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950, ch. 946, 64 Stat. 832 September 23, 1950: McCarran Internal Security Act, ch. 1024, 64 Stat. 987, 50 U. S. C. § 781 September 30, 1950: Performance Rating Act, ch. 1123, 64 Stat. 1098 August 15, 1950: Omnibus Medical Research Act, Pub. L. 81–692, 64 Stat. 443 December 29, 1950: Celler–Kefauver Act, ch. 1184, 64 Stat. 1125 January 12, 1951: Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, ch. 1228, 64 Stat. 1245 July 21, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty ratified, establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization May 11, 1950: Kefauver Committee hearings into U.
S. organized crime began President: Vacant until January 20, 1949 Alben W. Barkley, from January 20, 1949 Majority Leader: Scott W. Lucas Majority Whip: Francis J. Myers Caucus Secretary: Brien McMahon Minority Leader: Kenneth S. Wherry Minority Whip: Leverett Saltonstall Conference Chairman: Eugene Millikin Republican Conference Secretary: Milton Young National Senatorial Committee Chair: Styles Bridges Policy Committee Chairman: Robert A. Taft Speaker: Sam Rayburn Majority Leader: John W. McCormack Majority Whip: J. Percy Priest Caucus Chairman: Francis E. Walter Caucus Secretary: Chase G. Woodhouse Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman: Michael J. Kirwan Minority Leader: Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Minority Whip: Leslie C. Arends Conference Chair: Roy O. Woodruff House Democratic Caucus Senate Democratic Caucus Senators are popularly elected statewide every two years, with one-third beginning new six-year terms with each Congress. Senators are ordered first by state, by seniority. Preceding the names in the list below are Senate class numbers, which indicate the cycle of their election, In this Congress, Class 3 meant their term ended with this Congress, requiring reelection in 1950.
The count below reflects changes from the beginning of this Congress. Lists of committees and their party leaders, for members of the committees and their assignments, go into the Official Congressional Directory at the bottom of the article and click on the link, in the directory after the pages of terms of service, you will see the committees of the Senate and Joint and after the committee pages, you will see the House/Senate committee assignments in the directory, on the committees section of the House and Senate in the Official Congressional Directory, the committee's members on the first row on the left side shows the chairman of the committee and on the right side shows the ranking member of the committee. Agriculture and Forestry Appropriations Banking and Currency District of Columbia Expenditures in Executive Departments Finance Foreign Relations Interior and Insular Affairs Subcommittee on Internal Security Interstate and Foreign Commerce Judiciary Labor and Public Welfare Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce Post Office and Civil Service Public Works Remodeling the Senate Chamber Small Business Small Business Enterprises Whole Agriculture Appropriations Banking and Currency District of Columbia Education and Labor Expenditures in the Executive Departments Foreign Affairs House Administration Merchant Marine and Fisheries Post Office and Civil Service Public Lands Public Works Rules Small Business Standards of Official Conduct Un-American Activities Veterans' Affairs Ways and Means Whole Atomic Energy Conditions of Indian Tribes Defense Production Disposition of Executive Papers Foreign Economic Cooperation Economic Labor Management Relations Legislative Budget The Library Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration Printing Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures Taxation Architect of the Capitol: David Lynn Attending Physician of the United States Congress: George Calver Comptroller General of the United States: Lindsay C. Warren Librarian of
Chester E. Holifield
Chester Earl "Chet" Holifield was a United States Representative from California. He was born in Graves County, Kentucky, he moved with his family to Springdale, Arkansas in 1912. He attended the public schools and moved to Montebello, California in 1920 where he engaged in the manufacture and selling of men's apparel from 1920 to 1943, he was chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central committee of the 51st District from 1934 to 1938. He was chair of the California State Central committee of the 12th congressional district from 1938 to 1940, he was a delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1940 to 1964. Holifield was elected as a Democrat to the 78th and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943 until his resignation on December 31, 1974, he was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the 94th Congress. Holifield resumed the selling of men's apparel after leaving Congress, he died on February 6, 1995. The Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel, California was renamed in his honor in 1978.
Chet Holified Library opened 1969 in Montebello, CA. While in Congress, he was chair of the U. S. House Committee on Government Operations and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, he was member of the President's Special Evaluation Commission on Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, as a member of the House Military Operations Subcommittee, he was a strong advocate of fallout shelters and said that the United States should "build a nationwide system of underground shelters". Holifield was a congressional adviser to international conferences on uses of atomic energy, nuclear weapons testing, water desalinization, disarmament. Alvin M. Weinberg, who advocated inherent safety in reactor design, recounted an incident from 1972, where Holifield stated: "if you are concerned about the safety of reactors I think it may be time for you to leave nuclear energy." Dyke, Richard Wayne. Mr. Atomic Energy: Congressman Chet Holifield and Atomic Energy Affairs from 1945 to 1974.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Chet Holifield: Master Legislator and Nuclear Statesman. With a foreword by Gerald R. Ford and an afterword by Carl Albert. Lanham,: University Press of America, 1996. United States Congress. "Chester E. Holifield". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Chester E. "Chet" Holifield is available at the Internet Archive
State of emergency
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would not be permitted to do. A government can declare such a state during civil unrest, or armed conflict; such declarations alert citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans. Justitium is its equivalent in Roman law—a concept in which the senate could put forward a final decree, not subject to dispute. States of emergency can be used as a rationale or pretext for suspending rights and freedoms guaranteed under a country's constitution or basic law; the procedure for and legality of doing so vary by country. Under international law and freedoms may be suspended during a state of emergency. All rights that can be derogated from are listed in the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights. Non-derogable rights cannot be suspended. Non-derogable rights are listed in Article 4 of the ICCPR; some countries have made it illegal to modify emergency law or the constitution during the emergency.
Constitutions are the private individuals of that country. The International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights is an international law document signed and ratified by states. Therefore, the Covenant applies to only those persons acting in an official capacity, not private individuals. However, States Parties to the Covenant are expected to integrate it into national legislation; the state of emergency must be publicly declared and the Secretary-General of the United Nations and all other States Parties to the Covenant must be notified to declare the reason for the emergency, the date on which the emergency is to start, the derogations that may take place, with the timeframe of the emergency and the date in which the emergency is expected to finish. Although this is common protocol stipulated by the ICCPR, its monitoring Committee of experts has no sanction power and its recommendations are therefore not always followed. Though uncommon in democracies, dictatorial regimes declare a state of emergency, prolonged indefinitely for the life of the regime, or for extended periods of time so that derogations can be used to override human rights of their citizens protected by the International Covenant on Civil and political rights.
In some situations, martial law is declared, allowing the military greater authority to act. In other situations, emergency is not declared and de facto measures taken or decree-law adopted by the government. Ms. Nicole Questiaux and Mr. Leandro Despouy, two consecutive United Nations Special Rapporteurs, have recommended to the international community to adopt the following "principles" to be observed during a state or de facto situation of emergency: Principles of Legality, Notification, Time Limitation, Exceptional Threat, Non-Discrimination, Compatibility and Complementarity of the Various Norms of International Law. Article 4 to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, permits states to derogate from certain rights guaranteed by the ICCPR in "time of public emergency". Any measures derogating from obligations under the Covenant, must be to only the extent required by the exigencies of the situation, must be announced by the State Party to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The European Convention on Human Rights and American Convention on Human Rights have similar derogatory provisions. No derogation is permitted to the International Labour Conventions; some political theorists, such as Carl Schmitt, have argued that the power to decide the initiation of the state of emergency defines sovereignty itself. In State of Exception, Giorgio Agamben criticized this idea, arguing that the mechanism of the state of emergency deprives certain people of their civil and political rights, producing his interpretation of homo sacer. In many democratic states there are a selection of legal definitions for specific states of emergency, when the constitution of the State is in abeyance depending on the nature of the perceived threat to the general public. In order of severity these may include: Martial law when civil rights are restricted by the imposition of military force within a Sovereign state, for example during a period of extreme threat of invasion or actual hostilities by foreign forces state of siege when the civil rights of specified persons or groups such as political activists are to be curtailed, for example to prevent an insurrection or organised acts of treason by suspected agents provocateurs civil emergency dealing with disaster areas and requiring the deployment of extraordinary resources to contain dangerous situations such as natural disasters or extensive malicious property damage such as may occur during rioting or by arson.
As well as regular emergency services sometimes military forces may be assigned to deliver aid under dangerous conditions or to prevent looting Sometimes, the state of emergency can be abused by being invoked. An example would be to allow a state to suppress
Federal Works Agency
The Federal Works Agency was an independent agency of the federal government of the United States which administered a number of public construction, building maintenance, public works relief functions and laws from 1939 to 1949. Along with the Federal Security Agency and Federal Loan Agency, it was one of three catch-all agencies of the federal government pursuant to reorganization plans authorized by the Reorganization Act of 1939, the first major, planned reorganization of the executive branch of the government of the United States since 1787. During the Great Depression, the federal government created a large number of agencies whose mission was to construct public works, employ the unemployed to construct such works, to issue loans and grants to regional authorities, states and localities for the construction of public works. Many influential members of Congress, political scientists, public administration experts had criticized the proliferation of executive branch agencies as inefficient.
On April 3, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Reorganization Act of 1939, which for two years gave him the authority to reorganize existing departments, bureaus and committees of the federal government to achieve efficiency and economy. Pursuant to the Act, President Roosevelt issued Reorganization Plan No. 1. Reorganization Plan 1 created the Federal Works Agency, bringing together the Bureau of Public Roads, the Public Buildings Branch of the Procurement Division, the Branch of Buildings Management of the National Park Service, the United States Housing Authority, the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, the Works Progress Administration. With global hostilities rising prior to the start of World War II, the FWA used the authority granted to it by the Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act of October 1940 to establish, by administrative order on July 16, 1941, the Division of Defense Public Works. DDPW's role was to fund and supervise the construction of national defense public works housing, public health facilities, child care facilities, recreation areas for communities impacted by fast-growing defense industries.
FWA created the Division of War Public Service by administrative order on August 3, 1942, under the Lanham Act to administer public services required by the war. The FWA, at about the same time created the Mutual Ownership Defense Housing Division to design and construct housing for middle income defense workers under the direction of Colonel Lawrence Westbrook, Special Assistant to the Federal Works Administrator. Additional changes came during the war. By Executive Order 9070, the U. S. Housing Authority was moved under the National Housing Authority and redesignated as the Federal Public Housing Authority on February 24, 1942; the Public Works Administration, a Depression-era agency which distributed construction loans and grants as a form of relief, was abolished by Executive Order 9357 on June 30, 1943. The Works Project Administration was abolished, effective June 30, 1943, by order of the President to the Administrator of the FWA on December 4, 1942. Significant consolidation occurred in the post-war period, which led to the dismantling of the FWA.
DDPW and DWPS were merged by administrative order into a new Bureau of Community Facilities on January 1, 1945. In 1947, President Harry S. Truman appointed the First Hoover Commission to study the functions of the federal government and recommend administrative and managerial changes. Although the First Hoover Commission recommended merging the FWA into a new Department of Public Works, opposition from special interests and several federal agencies led Truman to recommend abolishing the FWA, transferring some functions to other agencies, creating a new "housekeeping" agency to manage government construction needs and federally owned buildings. On June 30, 1949, Congress passed the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, which abolished the FWA and transferred its few remaining functions to the newly created General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Administration−NARA: "General Records of the Federal Works Agency" — web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States.
3 volumes. Matchette, et al. Washington, D. C.. Marist University, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library: "John M. Carmody Papers" — John M. Carmody was Administrator of the FWA. Columbia University, Oral History Research Office: "Reminiscences of John M. Carmody" — Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections: "Guide to the Warren Jay Vinton Papers, 1932–1969" — Warren H. Vinton was Chief Economist and Planning Officer of the United States Housing Authority, First Assistant Commissioner of the U. S. Public Housing Administration
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party; the Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism, while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice. Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist anti-business wings.
The New Deal Coalition of 1932–1964 attracted strong support from voters of recent European extraction—many of whom were Catholics based in the cities. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s, the pro-business wing withered outside the South. After the racial turmoil of the 1960s, most Southern whites and many Northern Catholics moved into the Republican Party at the presidential level; the once-powerful labor union element became less supportive after the 1970s. White Evangelicals and Southerners became Republican at the state and local level since the 1990s. People living in metropolitan areas, women and gender minorities, college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, such as Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and African Americans, tend to support the Democratic Party much more than they support the rival Republican Party; the Democratic Party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state.
It seeks to provide government regulation in the economy. These interventions, such as the introduction of social programs, support for labor unions, affordable college tuitions, moves toward universal health care and equal opportunity, consumer protection and environmental protection form the core of the party's economic policy. Fifteen Democrats have served as President of the United States; the first was President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president and served from 1829 to 1837. The most recent was President Barack Obama, the 44th president and held office from 2009 to 2017. Following the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats held a majority in the House of Representatives, "trifectas" in 14 states, the mayoralty of numerous major American cities, such as Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, D. C. Twenty-three state governors were Democrats, the Party was the minority party in the Senate and in most state legislatures; as of March 2019, four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents.
Democratic Party officials trace its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. That party inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans. Organizationally, the modern Democratic Party arose in the 1830s with the election of Andrew Jackson. Since the nomination of William Jennings Bryan in 1896, the party has positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic issues, they have been more liberal on civil rights issues since 1948. On foreign policy, both parties have changed position several times; the Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Jefferson and Madison in opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The party favored republicanism; the Democratic-Republican Party came to power in the election of 1800. After the War of 1812, the Federalists disappeared and the only national political party left was the Democratic-Republicans.
The era of one-party rule in the United States, known as the Era of Good Feelings, lasted from 1816 until the early 1830s, when the Whig Party became a national political group to rival the Democratic-Republicans. However, the Democratic-Republican Party still had its own internal factions, they split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, became the modern Democratic Party. As Norton explains the transformation in 1828: Jacksonians believed the people's will had prevailed. Through a lavishly financed coalition of state parties, political leaders, newspaper editors, a popular movement had elected the president; the Democrats became the nation's first well-organized national party and tight party organization became the hallmark of nineteenth-century American politics. Opposing factions led by Henry Clay helped form the Whig Party; the Democratic Party had a small yet decisive advantage over the Whigs until the 1850s, when the Whigs fell apart over the issue of slavery.
In 1854, angry with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, anti-slavery Dem