This Week in History: US Government
Joan Detz Speaker Services
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
1854 The founding of the Republican party (at a meeting in Wisconsin). Roosevelt: “The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.. From February 28 through March 6: 1845 The first time that a presidential veto was overridden by Congress. 1849 US Department of the Interior was created (first known as the Home Department) .