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American Presidency Origins and Development, 1776-2002

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ISBN-10: 1568027397

ISBN-13: 9781568027395

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Sidney M. Milkis, Michael Nelson

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This work examines the executive office's constitutional precepts as well as the social, economic, political, and international conditions that impact a president's leadership. It discusses patterns of presidential conduct, focusing on how particular presidents have shaped the office.
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CQ Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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
Implementing the Constitutional Presidency: 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 Elections 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 and William Howard Taft
Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Executive Power
The Troubled Presidency of William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson and the Defense of Popular Leadership
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: Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower
Personalizing the Presidency: John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter
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? Ronald Reagan and George Bush
The Reagan Revolution
The Reagan Legacy and the Accession of George Bush
The Bush Presidency
Bill Clinton and the Modern Presidency
The Elections 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 Beyond
The Election of 2000
Bush vs. Gore
The Early Days of the Bush Presidency
September 11 and the War on Terrorism
The Elections of 2002
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, 1789-2000
Index