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Founding the American Presidency

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1999 - 330 pages
At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanent crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers ...
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Speaking to the People: The Rhetorical Presidency in Historical Perspective

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 1998 - 283 pages
This text explores how the rhetorical presidency became a central feature of American politics. Beginning with an examination of the Constitution, the look at the role of ...
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Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive

Richard J. Ellis, Michael Nelson - Political Science - 2014 - 288 pages
The study of the presidency—the power of the office, the evolution of the institution, the men who have served—has generated a rich body of research and scholarship. What ...
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Presidential travel: the journey from George Washington to George W. Bush

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 2008 - 317 pages
The author explores how presidential travel has reflected and shaped the changing relationship between American presidents and the American people in a study that takes readers ...
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Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that Have Shaped the ...

Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 2009 - 244 pages
George W. Bush's presidency has helped accelerate a renewed interest in the legal or formal bases of presidential power. It is now abundantly clear that presidential power is ...
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The Development of the American Presidency

Associate Professor of Political Science Richard J Ellis, Richard J. Ellis - Political Science - 2012 - 608 pages
Providing all the benefits of a historical and developmental focus but organized around the topics and concepts that typically frame a political science course on the ...
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Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American ...

Richard J. Ellis, Michael Nelson - Political Science - 2013 - 400 pages
Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real ...
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To the flag: the unlikely history of the pledge of allegiance

Richard J. Ellis - History - 2005 - 297 pages
Examines the role that the Pledge of Allegiance has had in American politics and history; its impact, positive and negative, on Amercian society; and the controversies ...
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