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A Presidential Nation : Causes, Consequences, and Cures.

Author: Michael A Genovese
Publisher: New York : Westview Press, 2012.
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An engaging investigation of how the presidency has changed from its original role, as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, to become closer in power to an imperial monarch.
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Genovese, Michael A.
A Presidential Nation : Causes, Consequences, and Cures.
New York : Westview Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Genovese
ISBN: 9780813347226 081334722X
OCLC Number: 798534288
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; 1. On Becoming a Presidential Nation; 2. In the Beginning: Inventing the Presidency; 3. The Rise of Presidential Power: From Chief Clerk to Leader in War 1787-1865; 4. The Presidency Takes Center Stage, 1866-2000; 5. 9/11 and the Presidency: The Most Dangerous Branch? Or, L'Etat C'est Moi, 2000-Present; 6. A Cure for the Imperial Presidency; 7. Conclusion: Judging America's Republican Experiment; Appendix 1: Primary Sources; "Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession" from Common Sense by Thomas Paine; The Declaration of Independence. The United States Constitution, Article IIGettysburg Address; Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address; Appendix 2: Understanding the Forces That Impact Presidential Leadership; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial. Why do we devote monuments to the presidents? Why do we honor them, instead of Congress, or the courts? A Presidential Nation Read more...

 
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