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Presidential documents : the speeches, proclamations, and policies that have shaped the nation from Washington to Clinton

Author: J F Watts; Fred L Israel
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historians J.F. Watts and Fred L. Israel present famous and lesser-known key speeches, letters, and other decisive papers, along with brief political and historical commentary on each selection. Whether printed in full or excerpted, these history-making documents are an invaluable resource as well as an engrossing browse. This volume includes: Washington's proclamations on the Whiskey Insurrection (1794); Thomas
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J F Watts; Fred L Israel
ISBN: 041592037X 9780415920377
OCLC Number: 41108662
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 396 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: President George Washington's First Inaugural Address, 30 April 1789 --
President George Washington to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, 16 February 1791 --
The Evolution of the Cabinet and President George Washington to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, 25 November 1791 --
The Evolution of the Cabinet --
President George Washington's Proclamation on Resistance to the Excise Tax, 15 September 1792 --
President George Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality, 22 April 1793 --
President George Washington's Proclamations on the Whiskey Insurrection, 7 August; 25 September 1794 --
Washington on the Role of the Army --
President George Washington to Major General Daniel Morgan, 27 March 1795 --
President George Washington's Farewell Address, 17 September 1796 --
President John Adams' Report to Congress on the XYZ Affair, 19 March 1798 --
President John Adams' Commission of John Marshall as Chief Justice, 31 January 1801 --
President Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801 --
President Thomas Jefferson's First Annual Message to Congress, 8 December 1801 --
President Thomas Jefferson on the Importance of New Orleans, 18 April 1802 --
President Thomas Jefferson's Request for Appropriations for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 18 January 1803 --
President Thomas Jefferson's Recommendation to End the African Slave Trade, 2 December 1806 --
President Thomas Jefferson's Embargo Message, 18 December 1807.
Responsibility: edited by J.F. Watts, Fred L. Israel.
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