Presidents Above Party: The First American Presidency, 1789-1829

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UNC Press Books, 01.03.1987 - 269 Seiten
George Washington's vision was a presidency free of party, a republican, national office that would transcend faction. That vision would remain strong in the administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Ada
 

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The Unsettledness of 1789
1
Morality Commerce and Leadership in Seventeenth Century England
11
John Winthrop Nehemias Americanus
16
Kings are the public pillars of the State
18
The Growth of the Commercial Ethic
20
Ancients and Moderns in the Age of Pope and Swift
27
Mandeville Defoe and Modernity
29
Walpole and Pope
36
Public Servant
128
The Paradoxical President
135
The Jacksonians and Leadership through Party
139
Jacksonian Partisanship
148
The Adamses and the Degradation of the Democratic Dogma
152
Defoe Tocqueville and J S Mill
156
Jefferson Franklin and the Commonness of Virtue
165
Republican Leadership
169

Swifts Lilliputian England
41
The Eminence of Walpoles Critics
44
The Opposition Whigs and Bolingbroke
49
The Idea of a Patriot King
55
Legacy for Leadership in America
65
Executive Power in the Era of the American Revolution
67
American Antimonarchism and the Spirit of 1776
70
The Colonial Governorship
72
Virtue and leadership in New Constitutions
74
The Federalist Presidents
87
John Adams
91
The First Republican Chief Magistrates
98
James Madison
111
The Ebb of the Republican Presidency
122
Franklin Commerce and Virtue
174
Antiliberalism among the Common People of America
179
Alexander Hamilton and the Ideas of Leadership and Party
186
Classical Ideas of Leadership
191
Executive Transcendence of Faction
196
AngloAmerican Conceptions of Party 17701801
201
Intention and Party
207
Executive Power and the Nonpartisan Ideal
213
Cultural Tensions and the Presidency
216
Neither Popular nor Partisan Leadership
223
Nonpartisanship and the Modern Presidency
229
Notes
235
Index
259
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Ralph Ketcham is professor of American studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University.

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