Preface xi Chapter 1 The Constitutional Convention 1 Antecedents 2 The Constitutional Convention 8 Chapter 2 Creating the Presidency 27 The Making of the Presidency: An Overview 27 Number of the Executive 30 Selection and Succession 32 Term of Office 35 Removal 36 Institutional Separation from Congress 39 Enumerated Powers 41 The Vice Presidency 55 Ratifying the Constitution 59 Chapter 3 Bringing the Constitutional Presidency to Life: George Washington and John Adams 70 The Election of George Washington 71 Making the Presidency Safe for Democracy 73 Forming the Executive Branch 75 Presidential ''Supremacy'' and the Conduct of the Executive Branch 77 Presidential Nonpartisanship and the Beginning of Party Conflict 80 Washington's Retirement and the Jay Treaty: The Constitutional Crisis of 1796 87 The 1796 Election 90 The Embattled Presidency of John Adams 91 The Alien and Sedition Acts 94 Chapter 4 The Triumph of Jeffersonianism 100 The ''Revolution'' of 1800 101 Jefferson's War with the Judiciary 104 The Democratic-Republican Program and the Adjustment to Power 105 The Limits of ''Popular'' Leadership 109 The Twelfth Amendment 111 Jefferson's Mixed Legacy 112 The Presidency of James Madison and the Rise of the House of Representatives 113 The Presidencies of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams 117 Chapter 5 The Age of Jackson 126 Jacksonian Democracy 127 The Rise of the Party Convention 130 Jackson's Struggle with Congress 131 The Aftermath of the Bank Veto 133 The Decline of the Cabinet 134 The Limits of the Jacksonian Presidency 136 Martin Van Buren and the Panic of 1837 139 The Jacksonian Presidency Sustained 140 John Tyler and the Problem of Presidential Succession 143 The Presidency of James K. Polk 145 The Slavery Controversy and the Twilight of the Jacksonian Presidency 150 Chapter 6 The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln 158 Lincoln and the Slavery Controversy 160 The Election of 1860 162 Lincoln and Secession 164 Lincoln's Wartime Measures 166 The Emancipation Proclamation 170 The Election of 1864 173 Lincoln's Legacy 176 Chapter 7 The Reaction against Presidential Power: Andrew Johnson to William McKinley 181 Reconstruction and the Assault on Executive Authority 183 The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 188 Ulysses S. Grant and the Abdication of Executive Power 189 The Fight to Restore Presidential Power 195 Congressional Government and the Prelude to a More Active Presidency 205 Chapter 8 Progressive Politics and Executive Power: The Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson 218 Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Executive Power 219 The Troubled Presidency of William Howard Taft 234 Progressive Politics and the Elections of 1912 240 Woodrow Wilson's Theory of Executive Leadership 243 Wilson and Party Reform 245 The Art of Popular Leadership 245 Wilson's Relations with Congress 247 Wilson as World Leader 250 Chapter 9 The Triumph of Conservative Republicanism 265 The Harding Era 267 The ''Silent'' Politics of Calvin Coolidge 275 Herbert C. Hoover and the Great Depression 278 The Twentieth Amendment 283 Chapter 10 The Consolidation of the Modern Presidency: Franklin D. Roosevelt to Dwight D. Eisenhower 288 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Modern Presidency 289 The Modern Presidency Sustained Harry S. Truman Dwight D. Eisenhower 307 Chapter 11 Personalizing the Presidency John F. Kennedy Jimmy Carter 333 John F. Kennedy and the Rise of the ''Personal Presidency'' 334 Lyndon B. Johnson and Presidential Government 341 The Twenty-Fifth Amendment 348 The Presidency of Richard Nixon 351 Gerald R. Ford and the Post-Watergate Era 363 A President Named Jimmy 366 Chapter 12 A Restoration of Presidential Power? Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush 377 The Reagan Revolution 377 Reagan's Legacy and the Accession of George H. W. Bush 391 The Bush Presidency 397 Chapter 13 Bill Clinton and the Modern Presidency 410 The Election of 1992 411 The First Year of the Clinton Presidency 414 The 1994 Elections and the Restoration of Divided Government 418 The Comeback President 420 Balanced Budgets, Impeachment Politics, and the Limits of the Third Way 426 Chapter 14 George W. Bush and Unilateral Presidential Power 437 The 2000 Election 438 Bush v. Gore 440 The Early Months of the Bush Presidency 442 September 11 and the War on Terrorism 445 An Expanded Presidency 446 Bush and the Republican Party 451 Courts and Parties 456 Chapter 15 Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Modern Presidential Leadership 462 The 2008 Elections 464 Ideology, Partisan Politics, and the Democratic Party 465 The New Foundation and Partisan Rancor 469 Obama, Partisanship, and the War on Terrorism 473 Obama and the Administrative Presidency 475 The 2010 Midterm Elections 478 Barack Obama, the Modern Presidency, and American Democracy 479 Chapter 16 The Vice Presidency 486 The Founding Period 487 The Vice Presidency in the Nineteenth Century 490 Theodore Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman 493 The Modern Vice Presidency 497 Conclusion 510 Appendix 515 Constitution of the United States 517 U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents 536 Summary of Presidential Elections, 1789-2008 539 Index 549
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