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Title:
Presidential scandals
Author:
Schultz, Jeffrey D.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, 2000.
Physical Description:
xix, 480 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781568024141
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Book

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This text offers a concise single-volume survey of presidential scandals in the United States that looks at the behaviour and public image of every president from George Washington to Bill Clinton. The scandals covered include Franklin Pierce's drunkenness and JFK's extra-marital affairs.


Author Notes

Jeff Schultz is president of Jeffrey D. Schultz and Company He earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgetown University and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate School before returning to Georgetown to pursue further graduate studies. He has taught history, government, and the humanities at a number of colleges and universities including White Pines College, Colorado College, and Ashland University.


Table of Contents

George Washingtonp. 1
Shenandoah Valley Land Theftp. 2
Extramarital Affairs and Illegitimate Childrenp. 3
Padded Expense Accountp. 4
Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasuryp. 5
Jay Treatyp. 9
Bibliographyp. 11
John Adamsp. 13
The XYZ Affairp. 15
Alien and Sedition Actsp. 17
Cabinet Insubordinationp. 18
Federalist Criticism of Adamsp. 19
Bibliographyp. 20
Thomas Jeffersonp. 21
Sexual Liaisons and Illegitimate Childrenp. 22
Aaron Burr, Vice Presidentp. 25
James Wilkinson, Governor of Louisiana Territoryp. 28
The Two Million Actp. 29
Post Office Investigationsp. 30
Miranda Expeditionp. 31
Josiah Quincy's Attempt to Impeach Jeffersonp. 32
New Orleans Batture Casep. 32
Bibliographyp. 34
James Madisonp. 36
James Wilkinsonp. 38
Bibliographyp. 39
James Monroep. 40
Furniture Fundp. 41
Yellowstone Expeditionp. 44
Elijah Mix Contractp. 46
The A. B. Plotp. 47
Bibliographyp. 49
John Quincy Adamsp. 51
Election of 1824p. 53
Election of 1828p. 54
Bibliographyp. 55
Andrew Jacksonp. 57
Rachel Jacksonp. 58
Peggy Eatonp. 59
Spoils Systemp. 61
Senate Censure of Jacksonp. 62
The Trail of Tearsp. 64
William T. Barry, Postmaster Generalp. 66
Bibliographyp. 66
Martin Van Burenp. 68
Illegitimate Son of Aaron Burrp. 69
Richard Johnson, Vice Presidentp. 70
Samuel Swartwout and Jesse D. Hoytp. 71
Extravagant Expensesp. 72
Bibliographyp. 72
William Henry Harrisonp. 73
Bibliographyp. 74
John Tylerp. 75
The Poindexter Commissionp. 77
Impeachable Offenses Reportp. 77
Webster-Ashburton Treatyp. 80
Bibliographyp. 82
James K. Polkp. 83
The Roorback Forgeryp. 84
James Buchanan, Secretary of Statep. 85
Washington Globep. 85
Bibliographyp. 86
Zachary Taylorp. 87
The Galphin Claimp. 88
Thomas Ewing, Secretary of Interiorp. 90
Bibliographyp. 91
Millard Fillmorep. 92
Thomas Corwin, Secretary of Treasuryp. 93
Bibliographyp. 95
Franklin Piercep. 96
Drunkennessp. 97
Andrew Reeder, Governor of Kansasp. 98
Bibliographyp. 100
James Buchananp. 101
Anne Caroline Colemanp. 102
Homosexualityp. 103
Elections of 1856 and 1858p. 104
Public Printing Scandalsp. 105
The Covode Committeep. 105
John B. Floyd, Secretary of Warp. 108
Bibliographyp. 109
Abraham Lincolnp. 110
Mary Todd Lincolnp. 112
John C. Fremont, Commander of the Western Departmentp. 114
Simon Cameron, Secretary of Warp. 115
Salmon Chase, Secretary of the Treasuryp. 117
Suspension of Habeas Corpusp. 118
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navyp. 120
Bibliographyp. 120
Andrew Johnsonp. 122
Drunkennessp. 124
Impeachmentp. 125
Bibliographyp. 133
Ulysses S. Grantp. 135
Black Friday: The Gold Panic of 1869p. 136
George M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navyp. 138
William W. Belknap, Secretary ofWarp. 139
Santo Domingo Annexationp. 140
The Administration of Washington, D.C.p. 142
Custom Houses Investigationsp. 145
Credit Mobilierp. 146
Robert C. Schenck, Ambassador to Great Britainp. 148
Sanborn Contractp. 148
Whiskey Ringp. 149
Columbus Delano, Secretary of the Interiorp. 152
Drunkennessp. 153
Bibliographyp. 154
Rutherford B. Hayesp. 155
The Election of 1876p. 156
Custom House Investigationsp. 159
Executive Order Banning Political Activityp. 160
Richard W. Thompson, Secretary of the Navyp. 162
Ponca Indian Removalp. 163
The Star Route Affairp. 164
Bibliographyp. 165
James Garfieldp. 167
Extramarital Affairsp. 169
Scandals as a Member of Congressp. 170
The Star Route Affairp. 172
Bibliographyp. 173
Chester A. Arthurp. 174
Corruption at the New York Custom Housep. 175
The Star Route Fraudsp. 175
Political Assessments in the Elections of 1882p. 177
William W. Dudley, Commissioner of the Pensions Officep. 178
Bibliographyp. 178
Grover Clevelandp. 179
Father of an Illegitimate Childp. 180
Augustus H. Garland, Attorney Generalp. 182
William F. Vilas, Secretary of the Interiorp. 183
James Van Alen, Ambassador to Italyp. 184
John G. Carlisle, Secretary of the Treasuryp. 185
Bibliographyp. 187
Benjamin Harrisonp. 188
William Dudley, Treasurer of the Republican National Committeep. 190
James R. Tanner and the Pension Bureaup. 192
Green B. Raum and the Pension Bureaup. 195
The Cape May Cottage Controversyp. 197
Bibliographyp. 199
William Mckinleyp. 200
Russell A. Alger, Secretary of Warp. 201
The Cuban Post Office Investigationp. 204
Bibliographyp. 205
Theodore Rooseveltp. 206
Indian, Post Office, and Oregon Land Scandalsp. 208
The Panama Canal Purchasep. 211
Corporate Donations in the 1904 Electionp. 214
U.S. Steel's Merger with Tennessee Coal and Ironp. 217
Abuse of the Secret Servicep. 219
Bibliographyp. 221
William Howard Taftp. 223
Richard Ballinger, Secretary of the Interiorp. 224
Harvey Wiley, Chief Chemist of the FDAp. 227
Bibliographyp. 229
Woodrow Wilsonp. 231
Extramarital Affairp. 232
Diggs-Caminetti Affairp. 233
William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of Statep. 235
James M. Sullivan, Ambassador to the Dominican Republicp. 237
Henry M. Pindell, Ambassador to Russiap. 239
Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interiorp. 240
Dollar-a-Year Menp. 243
A. Mitchell Palmer, Alien Property Custodianp. 246
Bibliographyp. 248
Warren G. Hardingp. 250
Extramarital Affairs and an Illegitimate Childp. 251
Teapot Domep. 254
Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney Generalp. 260
Enforcement of Prohibitionp. 263
E. Mont Reily, Governor of Puerto Ricop. 265
Charles R. Forbes, Director of the Veterans Bureaup. 267
Harding's Deathp. 268
Bibliographyp. 269
Calvin Coolidgep. 270
Teapot Domep. 271
Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney Generalp. 274
Ford-Coolidge Dealp. 276
Andrew Mellon, Secretary of the Treasuryp. 279
Charles Beecher Warren, Attorney General Nomineep. 281
Bibliographyp. 282
Herbert Hooverp. 283
Hoover and the Cuban Sugar Lobbyistp. 285
Summer Camp on the Rapidan Riverp. 286
Colorado Oil Shale Landsp. 287
Charles G. Dawes and the RFC Loanp. 290
Walter F. Brown and the Air Mail Contractsp. 293
Bibliographyp. 297
Franklin D. Rooseveltp. 298
Extramarital Affairsp. 300
Louis McHenry Howe, FDR's Secretaryp. 301
The Second Louisiana Purchasep. 304
Works Progress Administrationp. 307
Tennessee Valley Authorityp. 309
Roosevelt Familyp. 313
Dollar-a-Year Menp. 315
Bibliographyp. 317
Harry S. Trumanp. 319
Kansas City Election Inquiryp. 320
Harry H. Vaughan, Stafferp. 322
Grain Commodity Speculationp. 323
Reconstruction Finance Corporation Investigationp. 324
Bureau of Internal Revenuep. 326
Special Corruption Inquiryp. 329
Department of Justice Investigationp. 330
Bibliographyp. 331
Dwight D. Eisenhowerp. 332
Extramarital Affairp. 333
Nixon Slush Fundp. 335
Sherman Adams, Assistant to the Presidentp. 336
Dixon-Yates Contractp. 338
Presidential Giftsp. 340
Bibliographyp. 342
John F. Kennedyp. 343
Sexual Escapadesp. 345
Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interiorp. 348
TFX Fighter-Bombersp. 350
Billie Sol Estesp. 353
Bibliographyp. 356
Lyndon B. Johnsonp. 358
1948 Senate Election Fraudp. 359
Robert G. "Bobby" Bakerp. 361
Walter Jenkins, Chief of Staffp. 363
Johnson Fortunep. 364
Abe Fortas, Supreme Court Justicep. 365
Extramarital Affairs and Illegitimate Childrenp. 366
Bibliographyp. 367
Richard Nixonp. 369
Marianna Liup. 371
Spiro Agnew, Vice Presidentp. 372
Nixon Jewelryp. 373
Watergatep. 374
Bibliographyp. 383
Gerald R. Fordp. 385
Nixon Pardonp. 387
Betty Ford's Addictionsp. 389
Bibliographyp. 390
James E. Carterp. 391
Playboy Interviewp. 392
Billy Carter and the Libyan Connectionp. 393
Hamilton Jordan, Presidential Aidep. 395
Bert Lance, Budget Directorp. 398
Bibliographyp. 400
Ronald Reaganp. 401
Debategatep. 403
October Surprisep. 404
Samuel Pierce, HUD Secretaryp. 405
Wedtechp. 407
Anne Gorsuch Burford, EPA Directorp. 410
James Watt, Secretary of the Interiorp. 411
Raymond Donovan, Secretary of Laborp. 411
Lobbying Violationsp. 413
Douglas Ginsburg, Supreme Court Nomineep. 415
Iran-Contra Affairp. 415
Insider Trading and Other Financial Irregularitiesp. 420
Bibliographyp. 421
George H. Bushp. 422
John Tower, Secretary of Defense Nomineep. 424
John Sununu, Chief of Staffp. 425
Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justicep. 427
Jennifer Fitzgerald, White House Aidep. 427
Elizabeth Tamposi and the Privacy Actp. 428
Iran-Contra Pardonsp. 429
Bibliographyp. 429
William J. Clintonp. 430
Draft Statusp. 431
Marijuana Usep. 432
Sexual Affairsp. 433
Sexual Misconduct and Harassmentp. 438
Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, Attorney General Nomineesp. 442
Whitewater Land Dealp. 443
Filegatep. 445
Travelgatep. 446
Vincent Foster Suicidep. 447
Mike Espy, Secretary of Agriculturep. 447
Henry Cisneros, HUD Secretaryp. 449
Ron Brown, Secretary of Commercep. 449
1996 Campaign Fundraisingp. 450
Spying at Los Alamos Laboratoryp. 452
Impeachmentp. 453
Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interiorp. 455
Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Laborp. 456
Bibliographyp. 457
Indexp. 459
Illustration Creditsp. 479

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