Executive Branch Of Federal Government: People, Process, And Politics, 1st Edition

  • Brian R. Dirck
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  • ISBN-10: 1851097961
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097968
  • DDC: 351.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 511 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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How has the role of the president changed since George Washington? How does the president interact with Congress? The courts? The states? Other nations? These are just a few of the overarching questions addressed in this volume in ABC-CLIO's About Federal Government set devoted to the president and the executive branch he manages. The Executive Branch of the Federal Government provides a brief history of the presidency, then looks at the constitutional powers of the office, the day-to-day functions of the federal bureaucracy, general elections, and presidential relationships with Congress and the courts. But perhaps most compelling are the insights into the officeholders themselves, the individuals who have served as president, each fashioning a term reflective of his own personality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
History of the Executive Office.
1: Roles, Functions, and Powers of Presidents.
2: The People Who Serve: Seeking, Winning, and Holding the White House.
3: The Role of the Presidency in American Politics.
4: The Politics of the Presidency.
5: The White House's Relations with Other Branches.
6: Glossary of Concepts and People.
7: Inaugural Addresses (Edited Highlights).
8: Inaugural Addresses 1789-1865.
9: Inaugural Addresses 1869-1933.
10: Inaugural Addresses 1949-2005.
11: State of the Union Addresses (Edited Highlights).
12: State of the Union Addresses 1790-1862.
13: State of the Union Addresses 1865-1930.
14: State of the Union Addresses 1934-2002.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.