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Title:
The presidency A to Z
Author:
Nelson, Michael, 1949-
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvi, 603 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781568023595
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CQ's revised classic quick-information guide to the presidency includes information about the 1996 elections and Clinton's second term. This comprehensive, alphabetical encyclopedia of 300+ easy-to-read essays is the perfect first resource for anyone who wants reliable information or background material on the history, institution, and the people who've held our nation's highest office.


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The extensively revised third edition includes information on the Clinton impeachment, the 2000 election, and the response to the September 11 attacks. \b -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Adams, Abigailp. 1
Adams, Johnp. 2
Adams, John Quincyp. 4
Agnew, Spiro T.p. 6
Agriculture Departmentp. 7
Air Force Onep. 8
Anderson, John B.p. 9
Appointment and Removal Power (Executive Branch)p. 10
Arthur, Chester A.p. 15
Ash Councilp. 17
Assassinations and Assaultsp. 17
Background of Presidentsp. 23
Barkley, Alben W.p. 25
Bell, Johnp. 26
Bentsen, Lloyd M., Jr.p. 26
Blaine, James G.p. 27
Blair Housep. 28
Breckinridge, John C.p. 28
Brownlow Committeep. 29
Bryan, William Jenningsp. 30
Buchanan, Jamesp. 31
Buckley v. Valeop. 33
Budget Processp. 34
Bureaucracyp. 40
Burr, Aaronp. 46
Bush, Barbarap. 47
Bush, Georgep. 48
Cabinetp. 50
Calhoun, John C.p. 55
Campaign Debatesp. 57
Campaign Financingp. 59
Camp Davidp. 62
Carter, Jimmyp. 63
Carter, Rosalynnp. 65
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)p. 66
Chief of Staffp. 68
Chief of Statep. 69
Civil Servicep. 73
Civil Warp. 78
Clay, Henryp. 80
Cleveland, Groverp. 81
Clinton, Billp. 83
Clinton, Georgep. 87
Clinton, Hillary Rodhamp. 88
Colfax, Schuylerp. 89
Commerce Departmentp. 90
Commissions, Presidentialp. 91
Congress and the Presidencyp. 92
Congressional Caucus (King Caucus)p. 98
Constitutional Powers and Provisionsp. 100
Coolidge, Calvinp. 105
Counsel to the Presidentp. 107
Court-Packing Planp. 107
Courts and the Presidentp. 108
Curtis, Charlesp. 112
Daily and Family Lifep. 113
Dallas, George M.p. 117
Davis, Jeffersonp. 118
Dawes, Charles G.p. 119
Death of the Presidentp. 120
Debs, Eugene V.p. 121
Defense Departmentp. 122
Delegate Selection Reformsp. 124
Dewey, Thomas E.p. 125
Diplomatic Powersp. 126
Disability Amendmentp. 131
Doctrines, Presidentialp. 133
Dole, Robertp. 134
Douglas, Stephen A.p. 135
Dukakis, Michael S.p. 136
Eagleton, Thomas F.p. 138
Economic Advisers, Council ofp. 138
Economic Powersp. 139
Education Departmentp. 143
Eisenhower, Dwight D.p. 144
Elections and Campaignsp. 146
Elections Chronologyp. 152
Electoral Collegep. 163
Emancipation Proclamationp. 165
Emergency Powersp. 166
Energy Departmentp. 170
Environmental Protection Agencyp. 171
Ethicsp. 172
Executive Agreementsp. 174
Executive Office Buildingsp. 176
Executive Office of the Presidentp. 177
Executive Ordersp. 181
Executive Privilegep. 182
Fairbanks, Charles W.p. 184
Fair Dealp. 185
Farewell Addressesp. 185
Federal Election Commissionp. 186
Federalist Papersp. 187
Federal Reserve Systemp. 188
Ferraro, Geraldine A.p. 189
Fillmore, Millardp. 190
First Hundred Daysp. 192
First Ladiesp. 193
Ford, Bettyp. 196
Ford, Gerald R.p. 198
Former Presidentsp. 199
Garfield, James A.p. 202
Garner, John Nancep. 203
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)p. 204
Gerry, Elbridgep. 205
Goldwater, Barry M.p. 206
Gore, Alp. 207
Gore, Tipperp. 208
Government Corporationsp. 209
Grant, Ulysses S.p. 209
Great Depressionp. 212
Great Societyp. 213
Grenada Invasionp. 214
Group of Eightp. 214
Hamilton, Alexanderp. 215
Hamlin, Hannibalp. 216
Harding, Warren G.p. 217
Harrison, Benjaminp. 218
Harrison, William Henryp. 220
Hayes, Rutherford B.p. 221
Health and Human Services Departmentp. 223
Health of Presidentsp. 224
Hendricks, Thomas A.p. 224
Historians' Ratings of the Presidentsp. 225
Historic Milestones of the Presidencyp. 226
Hobart, Garret A.p. 232
Honeymoon Periodp. 233
Hoover, Herbertp. 233
Hoover, J. Edgarp. 235
Hoover Commissionsp. 236
Housing and Urban Development Departmentp. 237
Hughes, Charles Evansp. 238
Humphrey, Hubert H.p. 239
Humphrey's Executor v. United Statesp. 240
Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadhap. 241
Impeachmentp. 242
Impoundmentp. 247
Inaugurationp. 248
Independent Counselp. 250
Independent Executive Agenciesp. 252
Independent Regulatory Agenciesp. 253
Interest Groups and the Presidencyp. 255
Interior Departmentp. 258
Iran-Contra Affairp. 259
Jackson, Andrewp. 262
Jackson, Jessep. 264
Japanese-American Internmentp. 265
Jefferson, Thomasp. 266
Johnson, Andrewp. 269
Johnson, Lady Birdp. 270
Johnson, Lyndon B.p. 271
Johnson, Richard M.p. 273
Joint Chiefs of Staffp. 275
Justice Departmentp. 276
Kefauver, Estesp. 279
Kemp, Jackp. 279
Kennedy, Jacquelinep. 281
Kennedy, John F.p. 281
Kennedy, Robert F.p. 283
King, William R.p. 285
Kissinger, Henryp. 286
Kitchen Cabinetp. 287
Korean Warp. 287
Labor Departmentp. 290
La Follette, Robert M.p. 291
Lame Duckp. 292
Landon, Alfredp. 293
Law Enforcement Powersp. 294
Legislative Vetop. 296
Librariesp. 297
Lincoln, Abrahamp. 299
Lincoln, Mary Toddp. 301
Line-Item Vetop. 302
Louisiana Purchasep. 303
McCarthy, Eugene J.p. 305
McCarthy, Joseph R.p. 306
McClellan, Georgep. 307
McGovern, George S.p. 308
McKinley, Williamp. 310
McNamara, Robertp. 312
Madison, Dolleyp. 313
Madison, Jamesp. 314
Management and Budget, Office ofp. 316
Marshall, Thomas R.p. 317
Martial Lawp. 318
Media and the Presidencyp. 318
Memorials, Presidentialp. 323
Mexican War of 1846p. 324
Midterm Electionsp. 326
Milligan, Ex Partep. 327
Mondale, Joanp. 328
Mondale, Walter F.p. 328
Monroe, Jamesp. 329
Monroe Doctrinep. 331
Morton, Levi P.p. 332
Myers v. United Statesp. 332
National Archivesp. 334
National Bankp. 335
National Party Conventionsp. 336
National Security Adviserp. 340
National Security Councilp. 340
Neutrality Proclamation of 1793p. 342
New Dealp. 343
New Freedomp. 344
New Frontierp. 345
Nixon, Patp. 346
Nixon, Richardp. 346
Nuclear Command Proceduresp. 349
Oath of Officep. 351
Panama Invasionp. 353
Pardon Powerp. 354
Party Leaderp. 354
Patronagep. 356
Perot, Rossp. 358
Persian Gulf Warp. 358
Personnel Management, Office ofp. 360
Pierce, Franklinp. 360
Point Fourp. 361
Policy Development, Office ofp. 362
Political Action Committees (PACs)p. 363
Political Partiesp. 363
Polk, James K.p. 368
Powell, Colinp. 369
Presidential Medal of Freedomp. 371
Press Conferencesp. 371
Press Secretary, Presidentialp. 373
Primaries and Caucusesp. 375
Proclamations and Endorsementsp. 378
Public Opinion and the Presidencyp. 379
Qualifications of the President and Vice Presidentp. 384
Quayle, Danp. 385
Quayle, Marilynp. 386
Reagan, Nancyp. 388
Reagan, Ronaldp. 389
Reconstructionp. 391
Religion and the Presidencyp. 392
Resignationp. 394
Rockefeller, Nelson A.p. 396
Roosevelt, Eleanorp. 397
Roosevelt, Franklin D.p. 399
Roosevelt, Theodorep. 401
Salary and Perquisitesp. 404
Seals of Officep. 406
Secret Servicep. 407
Senate Election of the Vice Presidentp. 409
Senatorial Courtesyp. 409
Separation of Powersp. 410
Sherman, James S.p. 412
Smith, Alfred E.p. 413
Smithsonian Institutionp. 414
Spanish-American War of 1898p. 415
Speeches and Rhetoricp. 416
Square Dealp. 420
Staffp. 421
State Departmentp. 426
State of the Union Addressp. 428
Stevenson, Adlai E.p. 429
Stevenson, Adlai E., IIp. 430
Stewardship Theoryp. 431
Successionp. 431
Summit Meetingsp. 435
Taft, William Howardp. 438
Taylor, Zacharyp. 439
Teapot Dome Scandalp. 441
Tennessee Valley Authorityp. 442
Term of Officep. 442
Third Partiesp. 445
Thurmond, J. Stromp. 448
Tilden, Samuel J.p. 449
Titles of the President and Vice Presidentp. 450
Tompkins, Daniel D.p. 450
Tonkin Gulf Resolutionp. 451
Trade Policyp. 452
Trade Representative, Office of U.S.p. 455
Transition Periodp. 455
Transportation Departmentp. 457
Travelp. 457
Treasury Departmentp. 459
Treaty Powerp. 461
Truman, Harry S.p. 464
Tyler, Johnp. 466
United Nationsp. 469
United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp.p. 471
United States v. Nixonp. 471
Van Buren, Martinp. 473
Veterans Affairs Departmentp. 474
Veto Powerp. 475
Vice Presidentp. 481
Vice-Presidential Residencep. 487
Vietnam Warp. 488
Wallace, George C.p. 491
Wallace, Henry A.p. 492
War of 1812p. 493
War Powersp. 494
War Powers Act of 1973p. 499
Warren Commissionp. 500
Washington, Georgep. 502
Washington, Marthap. 504
Watergate Affairp. 505
Weaver, James B.p. 508
Wheeler, William A.p. 509
Whiskey Rebellionp. 510
Whiskey Ring Scandalp. 511
White Housep. 511
Whitewater Investigationp. 516
Willkie, Wendell L.p. 518
Wilson, Edithp. 518
Wilson, Henryp. 519
Wilson, Woodrowp. 520
World War Ip. 523
World War IIp. 524
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyerp. 527
Zapruder Filmp. 529
Zoos and Presidentsp. 529
Appendices
U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidentsp. 535
Backgrounds of U.S. Presidentsp. 537
Summary of Presidential Elections, 1789-1996p. 540
Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidencyp. 546
Presidential Cabinets, 1789-1998p. 549
U.S. Government Organizational Chartp. 564
Online Gateways to Federal Informationp. 565
Constitution of the United Statesp. 567
Bibliographyp. 577
Indexp. 583

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