by The Center for the Study of the Recent History of the United States in Iowa City .
Written in English
|Statement||By Nancy Derr et...al|
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Following closely on the publication of major and quite different studies of American constitutional history, Professors Herbert Hovenkamp and Richard Epstein published Articles in the Iowa Law Review exchanging views about some of their conflicting contentions. 1 The editors of the Iowa Law Review have asked for an analysis of their exchange and a comparative assessment of their respective. As we discuss in more detail below, the Iowa Supreme Court made clear from the outset that this was a case about Iowa's law and about "Iowans." Like the U.S. Constitution, the Iowa constitution guarantees its people the equal protection of the laws. The Iowa Constitutional Convention Question, also known as Question 1, was on the November 2, ballot in the state of Iowa as an automatic ballot referral, where it was defeated. The measure would have called for a convention to amend or revise the question appears on the Iowa ballot automatically every 10 years as per the state constitution. Gelfand, Lawrence E., and Dennis Deslippe, eds. Constitutional Issues in the Twentieth Century of Special Interest to Iowans. Iowa City: Center for the Study of the Recent History of the United States, pp. Book version of the Annals of Iowa 50 (Summer ). Graney, Glen. 'Negative Nussle-Tabor Match Is Turning Off Vot-ers.".
The 20th century was a time of enormous changes in American life. The beginning of the 21st century seems a suitable time to look back over the past years and see how the United States has developed, for better and worse, during that period of its history. The Progressives, who created the administrative state in the early 20th century, understood this well. James Landis, an important theorist of the administrative state during the New Deal. Constitutional conventions are a distinctly American political innovation, first appearing during the era of the Revolutionary War (). Georgia was among the first states to use a meeting of delegates to create a October , just three months after the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain, Georgia's first constitutional convention met and produced. Weekly and monthly magazines like McClure's and Collier's published in-depth articles on national issues and gained a large, middle-class audience by the late 19th century. They became an outlet for the muckrakers, a group of writers whose exposés on political corruption in the cities and on the practices of the Standard Oil Company were a.
“The fundamental idea is that through the separation of powers and checks and balances, different voices—those of the President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives—can be expected to contribute to public debate about the ends and means of national policy. The 19th century, notes Trattner, was “the great era of institution building.”  For most people such institutions were not places of permanent, or even long-term, residence. Only twice in state history, in and , have Iowans clearly voted in favor of a constitutional convention. But in , lawmakers decided it was unnecessary and ignored the voters. Twentieth century. In the Progressive Era from the s to the s, reformers frequently blamed lobbyists as corrupting politics. Already the idea that lobbying should become more exposed was beginning to take hold. In , there was criticism of the American Tariff League's payments, in concert with the Republican National Committee, to help elect Herbert Hoover; the League was criticized.