Founding the American Presidency

ISBN-10: 0847694992
ISBN-13: 9780847694990
Edition: 1999
Authors: Richard J. Ellis
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Description: Founding the American Presidency provides students with a first-hand view of the minds of the founders as they framed the constitution and a means of selecting and choosing a president.

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Founding the American Presidency provides students with a first-hand view of the minds of the founders as they framed the constitution and a means of selecting and choosing a president.

Richard J. Ellis is the Mark O. Hatfield Professor of Politics at Willamette University. Among his recent books are Judging the Boy Scouts of America: Gay Rights, Freedom of Association, and the Dale Case; The Development of the American Presidency; Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush; Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that have Shaped the American Presidency, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. In 2008 he was named the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching Oregon Professor of the Year.

Preface
Notes on Reading the Text
Introduction: Prelude to the Presidency
Constituting the Executive
One President or Many?
An Executive Council?
Selecting the President
The Long and Tortuous Debate
Term of Office and Reeligibility
The Electoral College
Empowering the President
To Veto or Not to Veto
War and Peace
The Power of Appointment
Pardon Power
Removing the President
Impeachment
Debating Presidential Power
Goldilocks and the Three Branches: A President Too Strong, Too Weak, or Just Right?
Chronology
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Convention Reports and Resolutions
The Constitution of 1787
Amendments to the Constitution
References
Index
About the Editor

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