Posted February 23, 2010 - 6:00am by Frank Weil
The United States has continuously evolved the process of governing itself.
One of the earliest evolutions was political parties, unanticipated in The Constitution, yet now a staple in our political life.
One hundred years later, the Industrial Revolution brought on Independent Agencies, called that because they were ‘agents’ of the Executive Branch. The first such Agency was the Interstate Commerce Commission, created in 1905 to regulate the burgeoning railroad systems that were spreading over all the United States in a chaotic way.