Untrodden Ground : How Presidents Interpret the Constitution
By: Bruff, Harold H.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (566 p.).ISBN: 9780226211244.Subject(s): Executive power -- United States -- History | Implied powers (Constitutional law) -- United States -- History | Presidents -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Untrodden Ground : How Presidents Interpret the ConstitutionDDC classification: 342.7302/9 | 342.73029 LOC classification: JK511 .B78 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction: Only a Necessity; Part I. Durable Consequences; Chapter 1. Responsibility: The Constitution; Chapter 2. Summoned by My Country: Washington and Adams; Chapter 3. The Fugitive Occurrence: Jefferson and Madison; Part II. A New Nation; Chapter 4. Independent of Both: Jackson, Tyler, and Polk; Chapter 5. A Rough Time of It: Lincoln; Chapter 6. Unmindful of the High Duties: Andrew Johnson; Part III. Steward of the People; Chapter 7. Facing the Lions: McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Wilson; Chapter 8. What Must Be Done: Franklin Roosevelt; Part IV. One Single Man
Chapter 9. Going to Hell: Truman and EisenhowerChapter 10. Bear Any Burden: Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; Chapter 11. Not Illegal: Nixon, Ford, and Carter; Part V. A New Era; Chapter 12. First a Dream: Reagan; Chapter 13. The Vision Thing: George H. W. Bush and Clinton; Part VI. Deciders; Chapter 14. No Equivocation: George W. Bush; Chapter 15. The Last Mile: Obama; Conclusion: The Stream of History; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation's best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of the president's formal power, Untrodden Ground reveals the president to be the nation's most important law interpreter and examines how our commanders-in-chief have shaped the law through their responses to important issues of their time. Re
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