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The U.S. Metric System

Description: This report provides an overview to the metric system including origins and usage as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of "metrication" in the United States with a history of the movement and related legislation.
Date: April 26, 1971
Creator: Geier, Claire Riley

The Power of the President to Commit American Armed Forces Abroad Without Congressional Authorization-The Problem and Some Proposals

Description: This report discusses the issue of whether the President has the power to commit military forces to service abroad without Congressional approval and if he does have this power, how much can he do with it. Various proposals to clarify or fix the issue are discussed.
Date: May 20, 1970
Creator: Tansill, William R.

Conscientious Objection and the Constitution: "Welsh v. United States" and Beyond

Description: This report discusses the Supreme Court case "Welsh v. United States" which considered the question of what constituted a religious belief that merited recognition as a conscientious objector. A judicial history of cases related to conscientious objection, analysis of the "Welsh" case, and Congressional options for dealing with the question of conscientious objection requirements are included.
Date: August 14, 1970
Creator: Killian, Johny H.

Dental Manpower in the United States

Description: This report discusses the number of dentists in the U.S. and their ratio in proportion to the population as well as distribution across the U.S. Educational initiatives, funding programs, and other actions to alleviate a shortage of dentists are discussed.
Date: September 16, 1970
Creator: Kline, Janet

Congress and the Reversion of Okinawa

Description: This report discusses the agreement between President Nixon and Prime Minister Sato of Japan for control of the Ryukyu Island chain (of which Okinawa is the chief island) to revert to Japan in 1972. Congressional actions related to the agreement and the issue of Congressional approval for executive actions which alter existing treaties are discussed.
Date: August 13, 1970
Creator: Niksch, Larry A.