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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|