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Political thought and the origins of the American presidency

Author: Ben Lowe; David Armitage
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2021]
Series: Alan B. Larkin series on the American presidency.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume examines the political ideas behind the construction of the presidency in the U.S. Constitution, as well as how these ideas were implemented by the nation's early presidents"--
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Genre/Form: History
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Political thought and the origins of the American presidency
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2021.
(DLC) 2020045520
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Lowe; David Armitage
ISBN: 9780813066813 0813066816
OCLC Number: 1201664887
Description: xvi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Political thought and the intellectual origins of the American presidency : royalism, executive power, and the history of ideas / Ben Lowe --
Part I. The European origins of the American presidency --
Checks and balances : the Cromwellian origins of the presidency / Blair Worden --
Party and faction in eighteenth-century political thought from Montesquieu to Madison / Max Skjönsberg --
Does the United States need a bill of rights? monarchs, presidents, and the persistence of a political genre in the age of the American revolution / Eric Slauter --
Enlightened despotism and the American revolution : the political thought of Frederick the Great of Prussia / Caroline Winterer --
Part II. The politics of constitution making : the executive and the federal union --
National power and the presidency : rival forms of Federalist constitutionalism at the founding / Jonathan Gienapp --
Defending an energetic executive : theory and practice in the Federalist / Claire Rydell Arcenas --
Is the electoral college the fundamental problem? new state admissions and the U.S. constitution / François Furstenberg --
Part III. Implementing an ideal : political theory and practice among the early presidents --
The political practices of the first presidents : the cabinet and the executive branch / Lindsay M. Chervinsky --
Mirror for presidents : George Washington and the law of nations / Daniel J. Hulsebosch --
Liberty and power : the classical republicanism of George Washington and Mercy Otis Warren / Rosemarie Zagarri
Series Title: Alan B. Larkin series on the American presidency.
Responsibility: edited by Ben Lowe ; foreword by David Armitage.

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Examines the political ideas behind the construction of the presidency in the US Constitution, as well as how these ideas were implemented by the nation's early presidents. This volume reveals the  Read more...

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