Thinking about the Presidency Documents and Essays from the Founding to the Present

ISBN-10: 0742543374
ISBN-13: 9780742543379
Edition: 2005
Authors: Gary L. Gregg
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Book details

List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584

Thinking About the Presidency is a concise, highly readable introduction to the American Presidency. As the only presidency reader updated through the September 11 attacks, the Iraq War, and the 2004 race for the Presidency, this new text provides students with the most current information available on the presidency. Bringing together classic essays, primary sources, and contemporary scholarship, this new text encourages students to draw their own conclusions about major issues of constitutional governance while providing them with the foundation for continued thought about the office in the years to come. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Constitutional provisions relating to the presidency
Creating a king? : the anti-federalist case against the presidency : Cato IV and V
Energy in the executive - the federalist case for the presidency : Federalist papers #69 and #70
Filling in the blanks - George Washington and the origins of presidential power
Presidential power and the oath of office
The president as steward of the public interest
The president constrained by the Constitution
"The president needs help" : the Brownlow Committee report and the president's recommendation to Congress
The White House staff : its structure and function
Why presidential transitions matter
The president's cabinet
Life in the cabinet
Beyond wreath laying : the new vice presidency and the making of foreign policy
The presidential "one hundred days" : an overview
The contemporary presidency : managing White House-Congressional relations : observations from inside the process
Veto : the power to say "no"
Franklin Roosevelt's "court-packing" address : fireside chat on reorganization of the judiciary, March 19, 1937
The Pacificus and Helvidius letters
United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation (1936)
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952)
Invitation to struggle : the president, Congress, and national security
The war powers resolution : President Nixon's veto message; Senator Jacob Javits's reply
Acts authorizing the use of military force
The original electoral college : Federalist no. 68
The electoral college and the future of American political parties
Thinking about presidents, prime ministers, and political parties
The survivors : George W. Bush, John F. Kerry, and the road to the conventions
The roller coaster election of 2000 - why the campaign mattered
The 2004 election and American politics
Bush v. Gore
Rhetoric proscribed - the tenth article of impeachment against Andrew Johnson
The presidency and the power of public opinion
Consequences of the rhetorical presidency
Surviving and thriving amidst the permanent campaign
The great American video game
Change and continuity in the politics of leadership
Leadership style and the modern presidency
The presidency in the twenty-first century
The psychological presidency
Presidential terms of office, 1789-2004
Vice-presidential terms of office, 1789-2004
Presidential election statistics, 1789-2004

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