This chapter explains the adoption of the Senate's first cloture rule in 1917, specifically why the Senate adopted a supermajority (2/3) rule and why this event occurred in 1917.
- Cloture Rule,
- Woodrow Wilson
David Brady and Mat McCubbins
Stanford University Press
Gregory Koger. "Filibuster Reform in the Senate, 1913-17" Palo AltoProcess, Party and Policy Making: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregorykoger/12/