Triumphs And Tragedies Of The Modern Presidency / Edition 1

Triumphs And Tragedies Of The Modern Presidency / Edition 1

by David M. Abshire
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

DAVID M. ABSHIRE is President of the Center for the Study of the Presidency. He is also co-founder, vice-chairman, and former CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency
Council of Scholars
ICommon Threads and Lessons Learned1
IIThe "First One Hundred Days" of an Administration19
Franklin D. Roosevelt's "First Hundred Days"20
Dwight D. Eisenhower's "First Hundred Days"21
John F. Kennedy's "First One Hundred Days"23
The "First One Hundred Days" of Lyndon Baines Johnson25
Richard Nixon's "First One Hundred Days"27
Jimmy Carter: Transition and Early Presidency32
Ronald Reagan's "One Hundred Days"36
Ronald Reagan: Putting Together an Early Action Plan38
George H. W. Bush: Transition and Early Presidency41
The Clinton Presidency: "The First One Hundred Days"44
The Presidential "One Hundred Days:" An Overview47
IIIExecutive-Legislative Relations53
The Versailles Treaty54
Creation and Implementation of the Marshall Plan, 1947-194856
The Ratification of NATO: Executive-Legislative Cooperation and an Unprecedented Commitment in U.S. Foreign Policy59
Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 196462
Lessons from the Tax Reform Act of 198664
Deficit Reduction in 1993: Clinton's Budget66
President Clinton's Health Care Reform Proposals of 199469
The Balanced Budget Act of 199771
The 1999 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty74
IVDomestic Policy79
The 1956 Federal Highway Act80
JFK's "Man to the Moon"81
The Creation of the Environmental, Protection Agency84
Trio of Native American Uprising During the Nixon Presidency88
The Nixon Administration Implements School Desegregation91
President Ford's Pardon of Richard M. Nixon94
The Superconducting Supercollider97
The International Space Station99
The Genesis of the Human Genome Project101
The Global Positioning System106
VFiscal Policy and International Economics113
The Bretton Woods Institution114
Leadership in Establishing the Office of the Special Trade Representative115
The 1971 China Shock118
The 1971 Dollar Shock and the 1973 Smithsonian Agreement121
Economic "Shocks" in U.S.-Japan Relations125
The Greenspan Commission and the Social Security Reforms of 1983129
The U.S.-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership132
The Mexican Financial Crisis and U.S. Financial Rescue138
The National Economic Council and the Economic Policy Board140
The International Financial Crisis of 1997-1998143
U.S.-Japan Relations During the Asian Financial Crisis147
VINational Security Institutions and Decision Making151
President Eisenhower Establishes His National Security Process152
Public Diplomacy: How America Communicates with Others154
Reconciling Defense and Detente in NATO: The 1967 Harmel Report157
The Scowcroft Commission160
The National Bipartisan (Kissinger) Commission on Central America, 1983-1984164
Re-Opening Agreements: The FSX Controversy166
The Enlargement of NATO, 1994-1999170
Presidential Leadership: Bill Clinton and "NATO Enlargement"173
Miscalculations Leading to Conflict178
VIIForeign Interventions and Interactions181
The Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961182
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Decision Making Under Pressure184
The Vietnam War187
Okinawa Reversion in the Nixon Administration191
Nixon's Opening to China195
Lessons From Carter's Camp David Summit197
Lessons for the Next Administration on the "Consequences of Japan Passing"199
Reagan and Lebanon204
Strategic Partners: Reagan and Nakasone206
The New Era: Reagan and Gorbachev208
The U.S.-Panama Crisis: Lessons in Effectiveness of Coercive Diplomatic Measures212
Presidential Leadership: The Case of German Unification, 1989-1990217
The U.S. and Iraq, 1990-1991220
Bush, Clinton, and Somalia226
The "Japan By-Pass" and Clinton's 1998 Trip to China232
Kosovo, March 1999-June 1999235
VIIIManaging the Executive Branch243
The President's Managerial Leadership Responsibilities244
The Ash Council Recommendations256
Transforming FEMA268
Mobilizing for Y2K270
Technology Policy in the First Clinton Administration273
IXPresidential Continuity: The Use of Individuals Across Administrations
The Mansfield Transition278
Reagan's Democrat: Max Kampelman279
Staying the Course: Paul Volcker281
Back to the Future: Alan Greenspan282
A Case of Presidential Continuity: Dennis Ross283
XPresidential Crises: Watergate, Iran-Contra, and Impeachment285
Presidents in Crisis: Watergate, Iran-Contra, and President Clinton's Impeachment286
Watergate286
Iran-Contra290
President Clinton's Impeachment295
Comparing Three Presidents in Crisis298
Contributors303
Board to Trustees309
Acknowledgments311
Bibliography312
Index320

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