The Executive Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2007 - Political Science - 511 pages
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How has the role of the president changed since George Washington? How does the president interact with Congress? The courts? The states? Other nations? These are just a few of the overarching questions addressed in this volume in ABC-CLIO's About Federal Government set devoted to the president and the executive branch he manages.

"The Executive Branch of the Federal Government" provides a brief history of the presidency, then looks at the constitutional powers of the office, the day-to-day functions of the federal bureaucracy, general elections, and presidential relationships with Congress and the courts. But perhaps most compelling are the insights into the officeholders themselves, the individuals who have served as president, each fashioning a term reflective of his own personality.

 

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Contents

1 Roles Functions and Powers of Presidents
1
Seeking Winning and Holding the White House
39
3 The Role of the Presidency in American Politics
77
4 The Politics of the Presidency
129
5 The White Houses Relations with Other Branches
187
Glossary of Concepts and People
237
Inaugural Addresses edited highlights
247
State of the Union Addresses edited highlights
395
Annotated Bibliography
481
Index
495
About the Author
511
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Brian R. Dirck is associate professor of history at Anderson University in Anderson, IN. His published works include ABC-CLIO's Waging War on Trial.

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