Inventing The American Presidency

Inventing The American Presidency

by Thomas E. Cronin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700604065

ISBN-13: 9780700604067

Pub. Date: 09/01/1989

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Inventing the American Presidency--in fourteen essays supplemented by relevant sections of and Amendments to the Constitution and five Federalist essays by Hamilton--provide the reader with the essential historical and political analyses of who and what shaped the presidency. What was decided in Philadelphia in 1787 and why? Why have a presidency? Who could be elected

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Inventing the American Presidency--in fourteen essays supplemented by relevant sections of and Amendments to the Constitution and five Federalist essays by Hamilton--provide the reader with the essential historical and political analyses of who and what shaped the presidency. What was decided in Philadelphia in 1787 and why? Why have a presidency? Who could be elected? How? For how long a tenure? With what responsibilities and powers? What were key debates during the founding period, and what questions have endured? For students of the American presidency, these essays will be must reading.

"Edited by an influential presidential scholar, this collection marks the bicentennial of the office of the presidency. It brings together a wealth of information and insights on the construction of the nation's highest office."--Jeffrey K. Tulis, author of The Rhetorical Presidency and coeditor of The Presidency in the Constitutional Order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700604067
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/01/1989
Series:
Studies in Government and Public Policy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
1,280,175
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

The Contributors

Preface

Relevant Sections of and Amendments to the Constitution of the United States

Part 1 Structure

1. Qualifications for President, Michael Nelson

2. Designing the Electoral College, Shlomo Slonim

3. Presidential Term, Tenure and Reeligibility, Thomas E. Cronin

4. Presidential Impeachment, John R. Labovitz

Part 2 Powers

5. The President's War-Making Power, David Gray Adler

6. The President's Veto Power, Robert J. Spitzer

7. The President's Executive Power, Thomas E. Cronin

8. The President's Pardon Power, David Gray Adler

9. The President's "Prerogative Power", Robert Scigliano

Part 3 Precedents

10. George Washington: Precedent Setter, Glenn A. Phelps

11. Alexander Hamilton and the Presidency, John C. Koritansky

12. John Adams and the Presidency, Bruce Miroff

13. Thomas Jefferson and the Presidency, Gary J. Schmitt

14. James Madison and the Presidency, Ralph Ketcham

Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Essays on the Executive, Numbers 69-73

Selected Bibliography

Index

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