Half Title Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
Contributors to the Fifth Edition.
1: Origins and Development of the Presidency.
2: Constitutional Beginnings.
3: History of the Presidency.
4: History of the Vice Presidency.
5: Rating the Presidents.
6: Selection and Removal of the President.
7: The Electoral Process and Taking Office.
8: Chronology of Presidential Elections.
9: Selection by Succession.
10: Removal of the President and the Vice President.
11: Powers of the Presidency.
12: Unilateral Powers of the Presidency.
13: Head of State.
14: Chief Administrator.
15: Legislative Leader.
16: Chief Diplomat.
17: Commander in Chief.
18: Chief Economist.
19: The President, the Public, and the Parties.
20: Presidential Appearances.
21: The President and Political Parties.
22: The President and the News Media.
23: The Presidency and Popular Culture.
24: Public Support and Opinion.
25: The President and Interest Groups.
1: The Presidency and the Executive Branch.
2: Executive Office of the President: White House Office.
3: Office of the Vice President.
4: Executive Office of the President: Beyond the White House Office.
5: The Cabinet and Executive Departments.
6: Presidential Commissions.
7: Housing of the Executive Branch.
8: Executive Branch Pay and Perquisites.
9: Chief Executive and Federal Government.
10: The President and Congress.
11: The President and the Supreme Court.
12: The President and the Bureaucracy.
13: Presidents, their Families, and Life in the White House and Beyond.
14: Daily Life of the President.
15: The First Lady, the First Family, and the President's Friends.
16: Former Presidents.
17: Biographies of the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies.
18: Biographies of the Presidents.
19: Biographies of the Vice Presidents.
20: Biographies of the First Ladies.
Documents and Texts.
Declaration of Independence.
Articles of Confederation.
The Virginia Plan of Union.
Constitution of the United States.
The Federalist, No. 70.
Washington's Farewell Address.
Jefferson's First Inaugural Address.
The Monroe Doctrine.
Jackson's Bank Bill Veto.
The Emancipation Proclamation.
The Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
Theodore Roosevelt's “New Nationalism” Speech.
Wilson's “Fourteen Points” Speech.
Teapot Dome Resolution.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address.
United States V. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's “Four Freedoms” Speech.
Truman's Point Four Message.
Youngstown Sheet and Tube CO. V. Sawyer.
Eisenhower's Farewell Address.
Kennedy's Inaugural Address.
The Cuban Missile Crisis.
Lyndon B. Johnson's “Great Society” Speech.
Lyndon B. Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin Message.
Nixon's China Trip Announcement.
Resignation of Vice President Agnew.
Proposed Articles of Impeachment of Richard Nixon.
Nixon's “Smoking Gun” Tape.
Nixon's Resignation Speech.
Ford's Remarks on Becoming President.
The Nixon Pardon.
Carter's “Crisis of Confidence” Speech.
Reagan's First Inaugural Address.
Reagan's Economic Plan Speech.
Temporary Transfer of Power from Reagan to G. H. W. Bush.
G. H. W. Bush's War Address.
Clinton's 1996 State of the Union Address.
Clinton's “Apology” Address.
Articles of Impeachment Against Clinton.
Speeches by Gore and G. W. Bush Ending the 2000 Election Controversy.
G. W. Bush's War on Terrorism Address.
G. W. Bush Supreme Court Nominations.
Obama's Statement on Signing Health Reform Legislation.
Obama's Speech Following the Death of Osama Bin Laden.
Tabular and Graphical Data.
U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents.
Backgrounds of U.S. Presidents.
Presidents and Their Religious Affiliations.
Electoral College Votes, 1789–2008.
Electoral Votes for Vice President, 1804–2008.
Also-Rans: Electoral Vote Winners Who Did Not Become President or Vice President.
Summary of Presidential Elections, 1789–2008.
Political Party Nominees, 1831–2008.
Party Affiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789–2011.
Units Within the Executive Office of the President.
Cabinet Members and Other Officials, 1789–2011.
Presidential Support in Congress, 1953–2010.
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments.