American Presidency Origins and Development, 1776-2011

ISBN-10: 1608712818
ISBN-13: 9781608712816
Edition: 6th 2012 (Revised)
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Description: Starting from the inception of the office, The American Presidency examines the constitutional precepts of the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international factors that have continued to shape it ever since. In this revised and  More...

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List price: $68.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 6/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Starting from the inception of the office, The American Presidency examines the constitutional precepts of the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international factors that have continued to shape it ever since. In this revised and updated sixth edition, Milkis and Nelson update all chapters in light of new scholarship and include the end of Bush's tenure, and in a new chapter, explore Obama's first two years in office.Each presidency is treated succinctly, with attention to how individual presidents shaped the executive, conveying a developmental arc of the modern presidency. By emphasizing patterns of presidential conduct, this award-winning book offers perspective on the expansion of presidential powers over the years.

Sidney M. Milkis is the James Hart Professor of Politics and senior scholar at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include The President and the Parties (1993), The Politics of Regulatory Change, 2d edition (1996), Political Parties and Constitutional Government (1999), Presidential Greatness (2000), and The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism (2002). His articles have appeared in Political Science Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development, The Journal of Policy History, and several edited volumes.

Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His recent books include: The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2011, 6th Ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th Ed., and The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2010, 4th Ed, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. More than fifty of his articles have been reprinted in anthologies of political science, history, music, and English composition, including articles on subjects as varied as baseball, C. S. Lewis, and Frank Sinatra.

Preface
The Constitutional Convention
Antecedents
The Constitutional Convention
Creating the Presidency
The Making of the Presidency: An Overview
Number of the Executive
Selection and Succession
Term of Office
Removal
Institutional Separation from Congress
Enumerated Powers
The Vice Presidency
Ratifying the Constitution
Bringing the Constitutional Presidency to Life: George Washington and John Adams
The Election of George Washington
Making the Presidency Safe for Democracy
Forming the Executive Branch
Presidential �Supremacy� and the Conduct of the Executive Branch
Presidential Nonpartisanship and the Beginning of Party Conflict
Washington's Retirement and the Jay Treaty: The Constitutional Crisis of 1796
The 1796 Election
The Embattled Presidency of John Adams
The Alien and Sedition Acts
The Triumph of Jeffersonianism
The �Revolution� of 1800
Jefferson's War with the Judiciary
The Democratic-Republican Program and the Adjustment to Power
The Limits of �Popular� Leadership
The Twelfth Amendment
Jefferson's Mixed Legacy
The Presidency of James Madison and the Rise of the House of Representatives
The Presidencies of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams
The Age of Jackson
Jacksonian Democracy
The Rise of the Party Convention
Jackson's Struggle with Congress
The Aftermath of the Bank Veto
The Decline of the Cabinet
The Limits of the Jacksonian Presidency
Martin Van Buren and the Panic of 1837
The Jacksonian Presidency Sustained
John Tyler and the Problem of Presidential Succession
The Presidency of James K. Polk
The Slavery Controversy and the Twilight of the Jacksonian Presidency
The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln and the Slavery Controversy
The Election of 1860
Lincoln and Secession
Lincoln's Wartime Measures
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Election of 1864
Lincoln's Legacy
The Reaction against Presidential Power: Andrew Johnson to William McKinley
Reconstruction and the Assault on Executive Authority
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant and the Abdication of Executive Power
The Fight to Restore Presidential Power
Congressional Government and the Prelude to a More Active Presidency
Progressive Politics and Executive Power: The Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Executive Power
The Troubled Presidency of William Howard Taft
Progressive Politics and the Elections of 1912
Woodrow Wilson's Theory of Executive Leadership
Wilson and Party Reform
The Art of Popular Leadership
Wilson's Relations with Congress
Wilson as World Leader
The Triumph of Conservative Republicanism
The Harding Era
The �Silent� Politics of Calvin Coolidge
Herbert C. Hoover and the Great Depression
The Twentieth Amendment
The Consolidation of the Modern Presidency: Franklin D. Roosevelt to Dwight D. Eisenhower
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency
The Modern Presidency Sustained
Personalizing the Presidency
John F. Kennedy and the Rise of the �Personal Presidency�
Lyndon B. Johnson and Presidential Government
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment
The Presidency of Richard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford and the Post-Watergate Era
A President Named Jimmy
A Restoration of Presidential Power?
The Reagan Revolution
Reagan's Legacy and the Accession of George H. W. Bush
The Bush Presidency
Bill Clinton and the Modern Presidency
The Election of 1992
The First Year of the Clinton Presidency
The 1994 Elections and the Restoration of Divided Government
The Comeback President
Balanced Budgets, Impeachment Politics, and the Limits of the Third Way
George W. Bush and Unilateral Presidential Power
The 2000 Election
Bush v. Gore
The Early Months of the Bush Presidency
September 11 and the War on Terrorism
An Expanded Presidency
Bush and the Republican Party
Courts and Parties
Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Modern Presidential Leadership
The 2008 Elections
Ideology, Partisan Politics, and the Democratic Party
The New Foundation and Partisan Rancor
Obama, Partisanship, and the War on Terrorism
Obama and the Administrative Presidency
The 2010 Midterm Elections
Barack Obama, the Modern Presidency, and American Democracy
The Vice Presidency
The Founding Period
The Vice Presidency in the Nineteenth Century
Theodore Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman
The Modern Vice Presidency
Conclusion
Appendix
Constitution of the United States
U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents
Summary of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008
Index

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