10-15 - Print, Privilege, Patronage, and the Post Office...

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Unformatted text preview: Print, Privilege, Patronage, and the Post Office Privileges = Selective Benefits: o Immunity Exemption from criminal prosecution OR legal liability OR punishment under certain conditions o Special Entitlements Executive Privilege Power claimed by the white house and other members of the executive branch to resist search warrants and other interventions by the other two branches of the government Franking Privilege Franking o Free postal service to elected members of congress o Started in 1789 o Banned by 1873 Didnt last long till congress found exceptions Congressional Record Seeds Agricultural Reports o *1860 o 1891: Congress restored full Franking privileges The awarding of government contracts o Contracts o Legal notices o Salaries or official posts** o Forms By 1819, congress decided to end competitive bidding for contracts and decided to award one person the contract o *Low bid rejected; a donor gets job* Reading War of 1812 o Continuation of the French process trying to gather property in North America...
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10-15 - Print, Privilege, Patronage, and the Post Office...

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