The unitary executive : presidential power from Washington to Bush / Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 544 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300145380; 0300145381; 128235342X; 9781282353428Subject(s): Executive power -- United States -- History | Presidents -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Unitary executive.DDC classification: 973.09/9 LOC classification: KF5050 | .C35 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-515) and index.
pt. I. An introduction to the debate over the unitary executive. The oldest debate in constitutional law and why it still matters today ; The modern debate ; Why presidential views of the scope of presidential power matter ; The preratification origins of the unitary executive debate and the decision of 1789 -- pt. II. The unitary executive during the early years of the republic, 1787-1837. George Washington ; John Adams ; Thomas Jefferson ; James Madison ; James Monroe ; John Quincy Adams ; Andrew Jackson -- pt. III. The unitary executive during the Jacksonian period, 1837-1861. Martin Van Buren ; William Henry Harrison ; John Tyler ; James K. Polk ; Zachary Taylor ; Millard Fillmore ; Franklin Pierce ; James Buchanan -- pt. IV. The unitary executive during the Civil War, 1861-1869. Abraham Lincoln ; Andrew Johnson -- pt. V. The unitary executive during the Guilded Age, 1869-1889. Ulysses S. Grant ; Rutherford B. Hayes ; James A. Garfield ; Chester A. Arthur ; Grover Cleveland's first term -- pt. VI. The unitary executive during the rise of the administrative state, 1889-1945. Benjamin Harrison ; Grover Cleveland's second term ; William McKinley ; Theodore Roosevelt ; William H. Taft ; Woodrow Wilson ; Warren G. Harding ; Calvin Coolidge ; Herbert Hoover ; Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- pt. VII. The unitary executive during the modern era, 1945-2007. Harry S. Truman ; Dwight D. Eisenhower ; John F. Kennedy ; Lyndon B. Johnson ; Richard M. Nixon ; Gerald R. Ford ; Jimmy Carter ; Ronald Reagan ; George H.W. Bush ; Bill Clinton ; George W. Bush.
This is a detailed historical and legal examination of presidential power and the theory of the unitary executive. This theory, that the American Constitution gives the president the power to remove and control all policy-making subordinates in the executive branch, has been the subject of heated debate since the Reagan years.