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Date of Work

June 5, no year given

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This document by United States (US) Representative Usher L. Burdick dated June 15 (year not given), titled “Congressman Usher L. Burdick Comments:- Report of the Hoover Commission Strikes a Snag,” expresses Burdick's views that "the Corps of Army Engineers is supported in Congress by a powerful lobby." Burdick writes that in the construction of the Garrison Dam in North Dakota “the Army Engineers paid no attention to the law creating the dam,” adding that they are “intrenched (sic) in civil functions deeper than I first thought.” He concludes with the assessment that the Army Engineers' lobby is strong enough to determine any legislation that applies to them, and warns that "unlimited power during war times has had the effect of building in this country a military dictatorship which is going to be difficult to stop."

This document is marked with the handwritten annotation “Hoover Report.”

Keywords

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Army Corp of Engineers, US Corps of Army Engineers, Garrison Dam, military dictatorship

Organizations Referenced

Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Corps of Army Engineers

People Referenced

Usher Burdick

Comments by Representative Burdick Regarding the Hoover Commission, June 5

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