eBook U.S. Government: The Separation of Powers: The Executive Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530066X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300662
  • DDC: 351.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
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Overview

The founders of the Constitution created the office of the President to be the Chief Executive of the United States, as well as an important figure the nation could turn to. This book covers the role and duties of the executive in the office of President, describing how those duties have changed and evolved throughout the history of the United States. There is also plenty of helpful information detailing the complicated election process, from the caucus to the Electoral College, helping to educate a new generation of voters about their impact on electing the next executive officer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Role of the Executive.
2: The Political Executive.
3: Presidential Systems of Government.
4: The Presidency of the United States.
5: Duties of the Office.
6: Primary Document: The Constitution of the United States: Article II.
7: Historical Development of the Presidency.
8: Primary Document: The Constitution of the United States: Twenty-Third Amendment.
9: In Focus: The Watergate Scandal.
10: Selecting a President.
11: Primary Document: The Constitution of the United States: Twelfth Amendment.
12: The Vice Presidency of the United States.
13: The First Lady of the United States.
14: The White House.
15: Executive Departments and Agencies.
16: The Cabinet.
17: Executive Agencies and Offices.
18: Presidents of the United States: George Washington to William McKinley.
19: George Washington.
20: Childhood and Youth.
21: Prerevolutionary Military and Political Career.
22: Revolutionary Leadership.
23: Presidency.
24: John Adams.
25: Early Life.
26: Continental Congress.
27: Foreign Service.
28: Political Philosophy.
29: Vice Presidency and Presidency.
30: Retirement.
31: Thomas Jefferson.
32: Early Years.
33: Declaring Independence.
34: American in Paris.
35: Party Politics.
36: Presidency.
37: Retirement.
38: James Madison.
39: Early Life and Political Activities.
40: The Father of the Constitution.
41: Madison's Presidency.
42: Later Life.
43: James Monroe.
44: Early Life and Career.
45: Minister to France.
46: The Louisiana Purchase.
47: Presidency.
48: John Quincy Adams.
49: Early Life and Career.
50: Break with the Federalists.
51: Secretary of State.
52: Presidency and Feud with Jackson.
53: Second Career in Congress.
54: Andrew Jackson.
55: Early Life.
56: Tennessee Politics.
57: Military Feats.
58: Presidential Prospects.
59: Jacksonian Democracy.
60: The First Term.
61: Reelection in 1832.
62: Martin Van Buren.
63: William Henry Harrison.
64: John Tyler.
65: James K. Polk.
66: Early Life and Career.
67: Presidency.
68: Zachary Taylor.
69: Millard Fillmore.
70: Franklin Pierce.
71: James Buchanan.
72: Abraham Lincoln.
73: Life.
74: Reputation and Character.
75: Andrew Johnson.
76: Early Life and Career.
77: The Presidency.
78: Impeachment.
79: Ulysses S. Grant.
80: Early Life.
81: The Civil War.
82: Command over Union Armies.
83: Grant's Presidency.
84: Later Life.
85: Rutherford B. Hayes.
86: James A. Garfield.
87: Chester A. Arthur.
88: Grover Cleveland.
89: Benjamin Harrison.
90: William Mckinley.
91: Presidents of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
92: Theodore Roosevelt.
93: The Early Years.
94: The Square Deal.
95: Foreign Policy.
96: Last Years as President.
97: Later Years.
98: William Howard Taft.
99: Woodrow Wilson.
100: Early Life, Education, and Governorship.
101: First Term as President.
102: Second Term as President.
103: Warren G. Harding.
104: Calvin Coolidge.
105: Herbert Hoover.
106: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
107: Early Life.
108: Early Political Activities.
109: Paralysis to Presidency.
110: The First Term.
111: The Second Term.
112: The Third and Fourth Terms.
113: Harry S. Truman.
114: Early Life and Career.
115: Succession to the Presidency.
116: Winning a Second Term.
117: Outbreak of the Korean War.
118: Dwight D. Eisenhower.
119: Early Career.
120: Supreme Commander.
121: First Term as President.
122: Second Term.
123: Primary Document: Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address.
124: John F. Kennedy.
125: Early Life.
126: Congressman and Senator.
127: Presidential Candidate and President.
128: Primary Document: John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address.
129: Assassination.
130: Lyndon B. Johnson.
131: Early Life.
132: Career in Congress.
133: Vice Presidency.
134: Accession to the Presidency.
135: In Focus: The Warren Commission.
136: Election and the Vietnam War.
137: Domestic Problems.
138: Last Days.
139: Richard M. Nixon.
140: Early Life and Congressional Career.
141: Vice Presidency.
142: Election of 1960.
143: Presidency.
144: Domestic Policies.
145: Foreign Affairs.
146: Watergate and Other Scandals.
147: Retirement and Death.
148: Gerald R. Ford.
149: Primary Document: The Constitution of the United States: Twenty-Fifth Amendment, Sections 1 and 2.
150: Jimmy Carter.
151: Ronald W. Reagan.
152: Early Life and Acting Career.
153: Governorship of California.
154: Election of 1980.
155: Primary Document: Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address.
156: Presidency.
157: Retirement and Declining Health.
158: George Bush.
159: Early Life and Career.
160: Vice Presidency.
161: Presidency.
162: Retirement.
163: Bill Clinton.
164: Early Life.
165: Governor of Arkansas.
166: Presidency.
167: Life After the Presidency.
168: George W. Bush.
169: Early Life.
170: Governor of Texas.
171: Presidency.
172: Barack Obama.
173: Early Life.
174: Politics and the Presidency.
175: Primary Document: Barack Obama: Inaugural Address.
Tables.
Presidents of the United States.
Vice Presidents of the United States.
First Ladies of the United States.
U.S. Presidential Election Results.
Cabinets of the Presidents of the United States.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.