George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency

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Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - 210 Seiten

This essay collection is a retrospective analysis of the Washington administration's importance to the understanding of the modern presidency. Contemporary presidential scholarship gives little attention to the enormous impact that Washington's actions had on establishing the presidency. Most contemporary literature starts with 1933 and, although FDR's impact on the development of the modern institution of the presidency is undeniable, Washington's actions in office also established standards for practices that continue to this day.

This analysis of the Washington presidency begins with an examination of Washington's leadership and its relevance to the modern presidency. The second group of essays looks at different aspects of presidential powers and the precedents established by the Washington administration. The third section examines Washington's press coverage, looking at the origins of Washington's image and the various myths in the press as well as the president's difficult relations with his contemporary press. A thoughtful and important corrective that will be of interest to scholars, students, and researchers involved with the American presidency and its history.

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George Washington Reluctant Occupant Uncertain Model for the Presidency
3
George Washington The First Modern President? A Reply to Nichols
37
Family 1magery and Revolutionary Spirit Washingtons Creative Leadership
77
Presidential Powers and the Washington Administration
93
Washington Hamilton and the Establishment of the Dignified and Efficient Presidency
95
The Power of Making Treaties Washington Madison and the Debate over the Jay Treaty
117
The Father of Our Country as CourtPackerinChief George Washington and the Supreme Court
135
George Washington and the Origins of Executive Privilege
145
Washington and the Press
155
George Washington and the Press
157
Beginning a Legend George Washington in the Boston Newspapers 17541758
171
George Washington The Origins of PresidentialPress Relations
187
Index
203
About the Contributors
209
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Über den Autor (2000)

MARK J. ROZELL is Associate Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America./e He is the author of eight earlier books on American politics.

WILLIAM D. PEDERSON is Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University./e He is the editor of numerous books on the presidency.

FRANK J. WILLIAMS is Superior Court Judge in Rhode Island and the editor of several books on the presidency./e He is former president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

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