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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

Wallace, Henry A.

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John J. Fry

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...the Soviet Union, even as Truman and others in his administration were pursuing tougher negotiations. In September 1946 , he delivered a speech in New York that directly contradicted Secretary of State James F. Byrnes . Truman subsequently demanded Wallace ’s resignation. After this, Wallace worked with a variety of liberal organizations to form the Progressive Party, which nominated him for president in 1948 . He hoped to attract the disenchanted from both parties and to provide new support for social democracy and international cooperation. Communist...

Secret Service, U.S.

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Matthew C. Sherman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...secretary of the treasury, recommended to Lincoln to establish a special commission to investigate the merits of forming a national police force to prevent and eliminate counterfeiting operations. The commission made its report in April 1865 urging the organization of a police force. Moreover, unlike the Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Marshals that were formed specifically by an act of Congress, the Secret Service was formed through an executive function by the solicitor’s office in the Treasury Department, not Congress. Without congressional...

Homeland Security, Department of

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Patrick S. Roberts

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...Security and the Political Design of Legal Mandates. ” Stanford Law Review 59 (2006): 673–760. Kettl, Donald F. System under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics . Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2004. Moynihan, Donald P. “ Homeland Security and the U.S. Public Management Policy Agenda. ” Governance 18 (2005): 171–196. Roberts, Patrick S. “ FEMA and the Prospects for Reputation-Based Autonomy. ” Studies in American Political Development 20 (Spring 2006): 57–87. Patrick S....

Housing Policy, Federal

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Matthew Gordon Lasner, Vincent J. Cannato, Vincent J. Cannato, Vincent J. Cannato, and Nicholas D. Bloom

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...nation was in the throes of both a banking and a housing crisis. The HOLC was formed to protect homeowners from foreclosure and to protect banks that held mortgages on those homes. The parent organization for the HOLC was the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, created in 1932 . HOLC loans were only available for mortgages that were in default or held by troubled financial institutions. Only nonfarm, owner-occupied structures consisting of no more than four units and worth less than $20,000 were eligible. The HOLC loan could be no more than 80 percent of the...

Disaster Policy, Federal

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Andrew F. Coffey and Patrick S. Roberts

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...Henry Press, 1999. Platt, Rutherford. Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events . Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1999. Roberts, Patrick S. “ FEMA and the Prospects for Reputation-Based Autonomy. ” Studies in American Political Development 20 (Spring 2006), 57–87. Andrew F. Coffey and Patrick S....

NOMINATING SYSTEMS

NOMINATING SYSTEMS  

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...at which the nominee would be chosen. With the introduction of direct primaries for other offices early in the twentieth century, proposals for selecting national convention delegates through a primary gained support. First used in 1912 , presidential primaries were deployed in 20 states by 1920 . Subsequently the number of states using them fell to about thirteen or fourteen in a typical year, with the vast majority of delegates still being selected in a process that involved caucuses and conventions within a state. This so-called “mixed” nominating system...

SUFFRAGE

SUFFRAGE  

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...citizens; the other 20 million are unregistered noncitizens. When assessed together, these excluded categories indicate that more than half of the U.S. population remains unable to vote, despite the tremendous expansion of the American electorate over the past four centuries. [ See also Civil Rights ; Elections: Election Law ; Fifteenth Amendment ; Fourteenth Amendment ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; Nineteenth Amendment ; and Woman Suffrage Movement . ] bibliography Bishop, Cortlandt F. History of...

Elections

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J. Morgan Kousser, Alan Ware, Allan J. Lichtman, Charles A. Kromkowski, and Donald A. DeBats

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...citizens; the other 20 million are unregistered noncitizens. When assessed together, these excluded categories indicate that more than half of the U.S. population remains unable to vote, despite the tremendous expansion of the American electorate over the past four centuries. [ See also Civil Rights ; Elections: Election Law ; Fifteenth Amendment ; Fourteenth Amendment ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; Nineteenth Amendment ; and Woman Suffrage Movement . ] Bibliography Bishop, Cortlandt F. History of Elections in...

Federal Government, Executive Branch

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David K. Nichols, Richard C. Sawyer, Steven L. Rearden, Pearson Bramblett, Daniel J. Tichenor, David L. Herzberg, Daniel J. Tichenor, Joshua H. Mather, Henry F. Graff, Robert David Johnson, and Jesse Stiller

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...the confusion that marred the election of 1800 ; the Nineteenth ( 1919 ) altered the voter base by granting the ballot to women and the Twenty-sixth ( 1971 ) altered it further by en-franchising eighteen-year-olds; the Twentieth ( 1933 ) moved inauguration day from 4 March to 20 January; the Twenty-third ( 1961 ) gave electoral votes to the District of Columbia ; the Twenty-fourth ( 1964 ) forbade the imposition of a poll tax on voters in presidential elections; and the Twenty-fifth ( 1967 ), in the aftermath of President Dwight D. Eisenhower ’s major...

Environmental Policy

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Paul Charles Milazzo, Donald T. Critchlow, Mark J. Rozell, and Donald T. Critchlow

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...in 1977 to NPS pollution in 1987 . [ See also Environmental Policy: An Overview ; Environmental Policy: Clean Air Act ; Environmental Protection Agency ; and Nader, Ralph . ] Bibliography Adler, Robert W., Jessica Landman, and Diane Cameron. The Clean Water Act: 20 Years Later . Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1993. Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring . New York: Fawcett Press, 1962. Copeland, Claudia. “Clean Water Act: A Summary of the Law.” CRS Report for Congress , 2002. Copeland, Claudia. Clean Water Act: Current Issues and Guide to Books ....

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