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Thomas J McInerney; Fred L Israel; J F Watts
|ISBN:||9780415895743 041589574X 0415895758 9780415895750|
|Description:||xvi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.|
|Contents:||ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE PART ONE THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENCY IS LAUNCHED SECTION I THE NEW NATION CHAPTER 1 George Washington The First Inaugural Address The Pillar of Good Government Proclamation on the Resistance to the Excise Tax Neutrality Neutrality Second Proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion The Farewell Address Postscript to the Farewell Address CHAPTER 2 John Adams Report to Congress on the XYZ Affair Establishment of Permanent Capitol in Washington City Commission of John Marshall as Chief Justice SECTION II THE EARLY REPUBLIC CHAPTER 3 Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address Tripoli Importance of New Orleans Recommendation to End the African Slave Trade The Embargo Message A Note on the Non-intercourse Act CHAPTER 4 James Madison Proclamation Resuming Trade with France War Message to Congress A National Bank Reconsidered National Seminary Proposed CHAPTER 5 James Monroe Statehood for Illinois Comments on the Missouri Compromise Veto of the Cumberland Road Bill Monroe Doctrine CHAPTER 6 John Quincy Adams Plan of Internal Improvements Fifty Years of Independence SECTION III NATIONAL SECURITY AND GROWING PAINS CHAPTER 7 Andrew Jackson Inaugural Address Veto of the Bank Bill Message on the Removal of the Southern Indians Proclamation to the People of South Carolina Constitutional Prohibition of Foreign Gifts Executive Power is Vested in a President Tribute to a Friend of Liberty and the Rights of Man Farewell CHAPTER 8 Martin Van Buren Independent Treasury Message Border Insecurity CHAPTER 9 William Henry Harrison The Great Dread CHAPTER 10 John Tyler A New Test for the Chief Executive Request for Ratification of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty Message Urging Annexation of Texas CHAPTER 11 James K. Polk Inaugural Address Excerpts First Annual Message War Message The Oregon Question Discovery of Gold in California SECTION IV COMPROMISE AND CONFLICT CHAPTER 12 Zachary Taylor Statehood for California Clayton-Bulwar Treaty Proclamation of Peace CHAPTER 13 Millard Fillmore Compromise of 1850 Death of Daniel Webster CHAPTER 14 Franklin Pierce Gadsden Purchase CHAPTER 15 James Buchanan Inaugural Address Disunion Averted Intemperate Interference State of the Union is Beyond Executive Control SECTION V WAR AND PEACE CHAPTER 16 Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address The War Message Emancipation Proclamation Gettysburg Address Plan for Reconstruction Suppression of African Slave Trade Second Inaugural Address CHAPTER 17 Andrew Johnson Amnesty and Pardon The Union Restored Views on Reconstruction Answer to Impeachment Article I Acquisition of Alaska and Virgin Islands Final Universal Pardon CHAPTER 18 Ulysses S. Grant First Inaugural on Suffrage Restoration of Union to Peaceful and Proper Relations Eight Hour Day for Government Workers Last Message to Congress CHAPTER 19 Rutherford B. Hayes Reflections on the Great Railroad Strikes The Subject of Supreme Importance Harmonize Race Relations Beyond the Bayonet Pacification and Unification Program SECTION VI BUILDING OF MODERN AMERICA CHAPTER 20 James A. Garfield A Hundred Years of National Life The Torrent of Patronage Seekers CHAPTER 21 Chester A. Arthur Principles and Rules of Public Service Message on Arizona Crisis Call for a Pan American Conference Chinese Exclusion Act Clarification Requested The Temper of the American People and Elections CHAPTER 22 Grover Cleveland Vetoes Disaster Relief Liberty Enlightening the World CHAPTER 23 Benjamin Harrison The Presidential Oath is a Covenant with the People Call for a Reduction of Government Revenues and Expenditures The Burden of Presidential Appointments On Naturalization CHAPTER 24 Grover Cleveland Decision to Send Troops to Quash the Pullman Strike in Chicago Defends the Gold Standard American Economy and the Currency Government and the Individual Government Extravagance is a Crime against the Citizen CHAPTER 25 William McKinley War with the Spanish Empire America Looks Outward and Embraces the Philippine Islands Antietam Commemoration: End of the Bloody Shirt Last Words to the People PART TWO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY SECTION VII THE MODERN PRESIDENCY CHAPTER 26 Theodore Roosevelt The Greatness of McKinley Acquisition of Panama Canal Zone "Roosevelt Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine Conservation of America Taft is Fit to be President CHAPTER 27 William Howard Taft Dollar Diplomacy Espoused The Chief Magistrate and the National Pastime The Chief Diplomat Modernizes the Apparatus The President's Analysis of the 1912 Election Results Our Capitol City: The City of Washington and District of Columbia CHAPTER 28 Woodrow Wilson Establishment of the Federal Reserve System Federal Segregation Policy and the Chief Executive Order to Invade Mexico America Enters the Great War Decoration Day 1918 A New World Order CHAPTER 29 Warren G. Harding On Race Our Oneness as Americans Our National Good Fortune Debs Receives Christmas Pardon CHAPTER 30 Calvin Coolidge The "Secret" Presidential Press Conference Calvin Coolidge Honors Aviator Charles Lindbergh Coolidge Farewell at George Washington University SECTION VIII DEPRESSION AND WAR CHAPTER 31 Herbert Hoover Vision of Prosperity Chief Comments on the Crash Hoover Defends Political Principles Renunciation of War U.S. Chamber of Commerce Conference Dedication of the Empire State Building Cornerstone Ceremony: Justice Department Attempt on Life of President- National Archives Cornerstone Ceremony Stages of Depression CHAPTER 32 Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address FDR's First "Fireside Chat" Social Security for America Reorganization of the Judiciary and Court Packing Plan "Lend-Lease" Plan War Against Japan Order of Japanese Internment SECTION IX LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD: THE NEW AMERICAN SUPERPOWER CHAPTER 33 Harry S. Truman Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima Employment Act of 1946 Truman Doctrine Recognition of the State of Israel Integrating the Armed Forces President Fires General Douglas MacArthur CHAPTER 34 Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate Highway System "Open Skies" Proposal Little Rock High School Integrates Statehood for Hawaii Statehood for Hawaii The Chief Executive Orders a New Flag The Military Industrial Complex CHAPTER 35 John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Birth of the Peace Corps Cuban Missile Crisis Civil Rights Berlin Wall Speech Hats Off to Aerospace New Frontiers of Peace and Abundance: Undelivered SECTION X TROUBLED YEARS AT THE OVAL OFFICE CHAPTER 36 Lyndon B. Johnson The Great Society Civil Rights Bill of 1964 War in Vietnam Opening of the New York World's Fair A Promise to Continue on the Path of JFK Vietnam and the Presidency CHAPTER 37 Richard M. Nixon An Interplanetary Conversation Marooned on the Moon Select Dicta-belt Tapes Desegregation "Opening" of China The Resignation CHAPTER 38 Gerald R. Ford Ford Pardons Nixon White House Conversation on the World CHAPTER 39 James E. Carter Jimmy Gives the Canal to Panama Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission Fails Camp David Accords "Malaise Speech" SECTION XI VICTORY IN THE COLD WAR: AMERICAN GLOBAL ASCENDANCY CHAPTER 40 Ronald Reagan Chief Diplomat Denounces the "Evil Empire" "Star Wars" Missile Defense Concept The Challenger Tragedy Arms Control Agreement with USSR History and the American Heritage Economic Recovery Program A Reply to Sammy on South Africa Tear Down This Wall Americans: Keepers of Miracles CHAPTER 41 George H. W. Bush War in the Persian Gulf Bicentennial Ceremony of George Washington's Inauguration Leader of the Free World Speaks at Karl Marx University Batten Down the Hatches: An Historic New Year's Note CHAPTER 42 William Jefferson Clinton North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement White House Affair Denial Post Impeachment Presidential Comments on Acquittal Suspending Restrictions on U. S. Relations with the PLO The Era of Big Government is Over PART THREE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM SECTION XII GROUND ZERO AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM CHAPTER 43 George W. Bush Tax Relief Plan Announced The Whole World Hears You War on Terror America Strikes Back Homeland Security Act Millennium Challenge Initiative On Iraq Medicare Prescription Drug Act Energy Strategy for 21st Century Hurricane Katrina The Patriot Act The Global War on Terror CHAPTER 44 Barack H. Obama Guantanamo Stimulus Health Care Solyndra, Inc. BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster Mid-Term Referendum Killing Osama Bin Laden Arab Spring and the Middle East American Jobs Act Libya: Shadow of Tyranny Lifted Iraq War Ends Keystone XL Pipeline A Blueprint for the Future|