Opinions Throughout History: Opinions Throughout History: Presidential Authority

Editor/Author Issitt, Micah L.
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-64-265450-9
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 76
Book Status: Available
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This volume looks at how American presidents have used the power of the presidency not only to shape America's domestic and foreign policy, but also for personal gain.

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Table of Contents

  • Publisher's Note
  • Introduction
  • Historical Timeline
  • 1. Defining the Presidency: George Washington (1789-1797)
  • 2. The Natural Aristocracy: John Adams (1797-1801)
  • 3. Aristocratic Progressivism: Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
  • 4. Father of the Constitution: James Madison (1809-1817)
  • 5. Controlling the Americas: James Monroe (1817-1825)
  • 6. A Populist Revolution: John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)
  • 7. A Conservative Division: Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler (1837-1845)
  • 8. Manifest Destiny: James K. Polk (1845-1849)
  • 9. The Last of the Whigs: Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore (1849-1853)
  • 10. An Inevitable Collapse: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan (1853-1861)
  • 11. Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
  • 12. Reconstruction Halted: Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
  • 13. Corrupt Bargains: Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
  • 14. The Lost Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, and Chester A. Arthur (1877-1885)
  • 15. Popularity and Political Corruption: Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison (1885-1897)
  • 16. A State of Anarchy: William McKinley (1897-1901)
  • 17. Natural American History: Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft (1901-1913)
  • 18. The Dawn of Internationalism: Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
  • 19. The Conservative Shift: Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (1921-1933)
  • 20. New Ideas: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  • 21. Extreme Solutions: Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
  • 22. The Cold War Hero: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  • 23. Civil Rights and Human Rights: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1969)
  • 24. Thieves and Liars: Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford (1969-1977)
  • 25. Moralistic Progressivism: Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  • 26. Acting Like a President: Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  • 27. Crime and Punishment: George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton (1989-2001)
  • 28. Empire and Archetype: George W. Bush and Barack Obama (2001-2017)
  • 29. America's Business: Donald Trump (2017- )
  • 30. Conclusion: The Limits of Power
  • Primary & Secondary Sources
  • Glossary
  • Historical Snapshots
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author