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Opinions Throughout History: Presidential Authority

This volume looks at how American presidents have used the power of the presidency not only to shape America's domestic and foreign policy, but also for personal gain.

Through the lens of presidential personality, chapters will show individual approaches to the office, how the exercise of power is affected by partisan competition, economic and civil unrest, and the evolving perception of constitutional principles. Primary documents from periodicals, court cases, executive orders, and the personal correspondence of presidents, presidential advisors, friends, and critics, provide a window into how each president viewed his role and used his power. The work demonstrates how public perception of the office has changed and how this perception has enhanced or curtailed presidential power. 


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Pub. Date: January 2020
Hardcover: 400 pages
ISBN: 978-1-64265-450-9
Price: $195
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e-ISBN: 978-1-64265-451-6
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