Triumphs And Tragedies Of The Modern Presidency / Edition 1

Triumphs And Tragedies Of The Modern Presidency / Edition 1

by David M. Abshire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275973522

ISBN-13: 9780275973520

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In early 2000, the Center for the Study of the Presidency organized a group of eminent scholars to examine key cases of Presidential success and failure and the lessons learned. Leading presidential researchers and writers provided 76 case studies organized in nine broad subject areas.

After surveying the broad sweep of presidential concerns, the scholars examine

Overview

In early 2000, the Center for the Study of the Presidency organized a group of eminent scholars to examine key cases of Presidential success and failure and the lessons learned. Leading presidential researchers and writers provided 76 case studies organized in nine broad subject areas.

After surveying the broad sweep of presidential concerns, the scholars examine the First One Hundred Days of an Administration from FDR onward. They then review Executive-Legislative Relations, Domestic Policy, Fiscal Policy and International Economics, National Security Institutions and Decision Making, Foreign Interventions and Interactions, Managing the Executive Branch, Presidential Continuity: The Use of Individuals Across Administrations; and Presidential Crises: Watergate, Iran-Contra, and Impeachment. Must reading for executive branch figures and scholars, researchers, and the interested public concerned with presidential issues and American political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275973520
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency by David M. Abshire

Council of Scholars

Common Threads and Lessons Learned

The "First One Hundred Days" of an Administration

Franklin D. Roosevelt's "First Hundred Days" by James MacGregor Burns

Dwight D. Eisenhower's "First Hundred Days" by Fred I. Greenstein

John F. Kennedy's "First One Hundred Days" by Charles Bartlett

The "First One Hundred Days" of Lyndon Baines Johnson by Michael Beschloss

Richard Nixon's "First One Hundred Days" by Lee Huebner

Jimmy Carter: Transition and Early Presidency by John P. Burke

Ronald Reagan's "One Hundred Days" by Lou Cannon

Ronald Reagan: Putting Together an Early Action Plan by David Gergen

George H. W. Bush: Transition and Early Presidency by John P. Burke

The Clinton Presidency: "The First One Hundred Days" by Charles O. Jones

The Presidential "One Hundred Days:" An Overview by Richard E. Neustadt

Executive-Legislative Relations

The Versailles Treaty by John Milton Cooper

Creation and Implementation of the Marshall Plan, 1947-1948 by Larry I. Bland

The Ratification of NATO: Executive-Legislative Cooperation and an Unprecedented Commitment in U.S. Foreign Policy by Elizabeth Edwards Spalding

Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by James P. Pfiffner

Lessons from the Tax Reform Act of 1986 by Timothy Conlan

Deficit Reduction in 1993: Clinton's First Budget by James P. Pfiffner

President Clinton's Health Care Reform Proposals of 1994 by James P. Pfiffner

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 by George C. Edwards

The 1999 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by Carl Cannon

Domestic Policy

The 1956 Federal Highway by Geoffrey Perret

JFK's "Man to the Moon" by Theodore C. Sorenson

The Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency by John C. Whitaker

Trio of Native American Uprisings During the Nixon Presidency by Bradley Patterson

The Nixon Administration Implements School Desegregation by Bradley Patterson

President Ford's Pardon of Richard M. Nixon by Mark J. Rozell

The Superconducting Supercollider by Genene M. Fisher

The International Space Station by Genene M. Fisher

The Genesis of the Human Genome Project by Anne G. K. Solomon

The Global Positioning System by Anne G. K. Solomon

Fiscal Policy and International Economics

The Bretton Woods Institution by Henry Owen

Leadership in Establishing the Office of the Special Trade Representative by Sherman Katz

The 1971 China Shock by John R. Malott

The 1971 Dollar Shock and the 1973 Smithsonian Agreement by John R. Malott

Economic "Shocks" in the U.S.-Japan Relations by William Piez

The Greenspan Commission and the Social Security Reforms of 1983 by Rudolph G. Penner

The U.S.-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership by William Piez

The Mexican Financial Crisis and U.S. Financial Rescue by Sidney Weintraub

The National Economic Council and the Economic Policy Board by Rudolph G. Penner

The International Financial Crisis of 1997-1998 by Roy C. Smith

U.S.-Japan Relations During the Asian Financial Crisis by William Piez

National Security Institutions and Decision Making

President Eisenhower Establishes His National Securirty Process by Robert R. Bowie

Public Diplomacy: How America Communicates with Others by Carry Zorthian and Stanton H. Burnett

Reconciling Defense and Détente in NATO: The 1967 Harmel Report by John G. McGinn

The Scowcroft Commission by Charles A. Sorrels

The National Bipartisan (Kissinger) Commission on Central American, 1983-1984 by Howard J. Wiarda

Re-Opening Agreements: The FSX Controversy by John R. Malott

The Enlargement of NATO, 1994-1999 by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Presidential Leadership: Bill Clinton and "NATO Enlargement" by Robert E. Hunter

Miscalculation Leading to Conflict by Samuel R. Williamson

Foreign Interventions and Interactions

The Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961 by James P. Pfiffner and John M. Goshko

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Decision Making Under Pressure by James P. Pfiffner and John M. Goshko

The Vietnam War by Fredrik Logevall

Okinawa Reversion in the Nixon Administration by Michael Schaller

Nixon's Opening to China by Peter W. Rodman

Lesson's from Carter's Camp David Summit by William B. Quandt

Lesson for the Next Administation on the "Consequences of Japan Passing" by Michael J. Green

Reagan and Lebanon by Peter W. Rodman

Strategic Partners: Reagan and Nakasone by Lo

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