The Development of National Administrative Organization in the United States

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University of Illinois., 1923 - Executive departments - 515 pages
 

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Page 10 - Experience has instructed us that no skill in the science of government has yet been able to discriminate and define, with sufficient certainty, its three great provinces — the legislative, executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches. Questions daily occur in the course of practice, which prove the obscurity which reigns in these subjects, and which puzzle the greatest adepts in political science.
Page 447 - Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which these activities are performed. At no time has the attempt been made to study all of these activities and agencies with a view to the assignment of each activity to the agency best fitted for its performance, to the avoidance of duplication of plant and work, to the integration of all administrative agencies of the government, so far as may be practicable, into a unified organization for the most effective and economical dispatch...
Page 44 - The United States, in Congress assembled, shall have the sole and exclusive right and power of determining on peace and war...
Page 394 - Bureau shall investigate and report . . . upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Page 239 - Corps shall be to prepare plans for the national defense and for the mobilization of the military forces in time of war ; to investigate and report upon all questions affecting the efficiency of the Army and its state of preparation for military operations...
Page 391 - Sec. 3. to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, shipping, and fishery industries, the labor interests, and the transportation facilities of the United States...
Page 284 - General may be removed at any time by joint resolution of Congress after notice and hearing when, in the judgment of Congress, the Comptroller General or Assistant Comptroller General has become permanently incapacitated or has been inefficient, or guilty of neglect of duty, or of malfeasance in office, or of any felony or conduct involving moral turpitude, and for no other cause and in no other manner except by impeachment.
Page 164 - Navy, the chief officer of which shall be called the Secretary of the Navy, whose duty it shall be to execute such orders as he shall receive from the President of the United States, relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials and the construction, armament, equipment and employment of vessels of war, as well as all other matters connected with the naval establishment of the United States.
Page 270 - Treasury, shall have general superintendence of the commercial marine and merchant seamen of the United States, so far as vessels and seamen are not, under existing laws, subject to the supervision of any other officer of the Government.
Page 387 - The commissioner shall collect information upon the subject of labor, its relation to capital. the hours of labor, the earnings of laboring men and women and the means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity...

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