Definition of accountability:
6. That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the federal government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans, while the recent startling developments of frauds and corruptions at the federal metropolis show that an entire change of administration is imperatively demanded.- "A History of the Republican Party", George Washington Platt.
- "Life's Minor Collisions", Frances Warner Gertrude Warner.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.