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The Resource Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution, Harold H. Bruff

Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution, Harold H. Bruff

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Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution
Title
Untrodden ground
Title remainder
how presidents interpret the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Harold H. Bruff
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Language
eng
Summary
When Thomas Jefferson struck a deal for the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he knew he was adding a new national power to those specified in the Constitution, but he also believed his actions were in the nation's best interest. His successors would follow his example, setting their own constitutional precedents. Tracing the evolution and expansion of the president's formal power, Untrodden Ground reveals the president to be the nation's most important law interpreter and examines how our commanders-in-chief have shaped the law through their responses to important issues of their time. Reviewing the processes taken by all forty-four presidents to form new legal precedents and the constitutional conventions that have developed as a result, Harold H. Bruff shows that the president is both more and less powerful than many suppose. He explores how presidents have been guided by both their predecessors' and their own interpretations of constitutional text, as well as how they implement policies in ways that statutes do not clearly authorize or forbid. But while executive power has expanded far beyond its original conception, Bruff argues that the modern presidency is appropriately limited by the national political process<U+0127> �their actions are legitimized by the assent of Congress and the American people or rejected through debilitating public outcry, judicial invalidation, reactive legislation, or impeachment. Synthesizing over two hundred years of presidential activity and conflict, this timely book casts new light on executive behavior and the American constitutional system.--
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1944-
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Bruff, Harold H.
Dewey number
342.73029
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Executive power
  • Implied powers (Constitutional law)
  • Presidents
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Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution, Harold H. Bruff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : only a necessity -- I. Durable consequences -- 1. Responsibility : the Constitution -- 2. Summoned by my country : Washington and Adams -- 3. The fugitive occurrence : Jefferson and Madison -- II. A new nation -- 4. Independent of both : Jackson, Tyler, and Polk -- 5. A rough time of it : Lincoln -- 6. Unmindful of the high duties : Andrew Johnson -- III. Steward of the people -- 7. Facing the lions : McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Wilson -- 8. What must be done : Franklin Roosevelt -- IV. One single man -- 9. Going to hell : Truman and Eisenhower -- 10. Bear any burden : Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson -- 11. Not illegal : Nixon, Ford, and Carter -- V. A new era -- 12. First a dream : Reagan -- 13. The vision thing : George H.W. Bush and Clinton -- VI. Deciders -- 14. No equivocation : George W. Bush -- 15. The last mile : Obama -- Conclusion : the stream of history
Control code
FIEb17678080
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780226211107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017093732
  • (OCoLC)881875918
Label
Untrodden ground : how presidents interpret the Constitution, Harold H. Bruff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : only a necessity -- I. Durable consequences -- 1. Responsibility : the Constitution -- 2. Summoned by my country : Washington and Adams -- 3. The fugitive occurrence : Jefferson and Madison -- II. A new nation -- 4. Independent of both : Jackson, Tyler, and Polk -- 5. A rough time of it : Lincoln -- 6. Unmindful of the high duties : Andrew Johnson -- III. Steward of the people -- 7. Facing the lions : McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Wilson -- 8. What must be done : Franklin Roosevelt -- IV. One single man -- 9. Going to hell : Truman and Eisenhower -- 10. Bear any burden : Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson -- 11. Not illegal : Nixon, Ford, and Carter -- V. A new era -- 12. First a dream : Reagan -- 13. The vision thing : George H.W. Bush and Clinton -- VI. Deciders -- 14. No equivocation : George W. Bush -- 15. The last mile : Obama -- Conclusion : the stream of history
Control code
FIEb17678080
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
557 pages
Isbn
9780226211107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)017093732
  • (OCoLC)881875918

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