Presidents Creating the Presidency

Arguing that “the presidency” is not defined by the Constitution—which doesn’t use the term—but by what presidents say and how they say it, Deeds Done in Words has been the definitive book on presidential rhetoric for more than a ...

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226092218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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Arguing that “the presidency” is not defined by the Constitution—which doesn’t use the term—but by what presidents say and how they say it, Deeds Done in Words has been the definitive book on presidential rhetoric for more than a decade. In Presidents Creating the Presidency, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson expand and recast their classic work for the YouTube era, revealing how our media-saturated age has transformed the ever-evolving rhetorical strategies that presidents use to increase and sustain the executive branch’s powers. Identifying the primary genres of presidential oratory, Campbell and Jamieson add new analyses of signing statements and national eulogies to their explorations of inaugural addresses, veto messages, and war rhetoric, among other types. They explain that in some of these genres, such as farewell addresses intended to leave an individual legacy, the president acts alone; in others, such as State of the Union speeches that urge a legislative agenda, the executive solicits reaction from the other branches. Updating their coverage through the current administration, the authors contend that many of these rhetorical acts extend over time: George W. Bush’s post-September 11 statements, for example, culminated in a speech at the National Cathedral and became a touchstone for his subsequent address to Congress. For two centuries, presidential discourse has both succeeded brilliantly and failed miserably at satisfying the demands of audience, occasion, and institution—and in the process, it has increased and depleted political capital by enhancing presidential authority or ceding it to the other branches. Illuminating the reasons behind each outcome, Campbell and Jamieson draw an authoritative picture of how presidents have used rhetoric to shape the presidency—and how they continue to re-create it.

Powers of the Presidency

Only the president can award the lustrous red , white , and blue enameled medal
, which recognizes significant contributions to American life , the country's
national security , or even to world peace . Created by President John F.
Kennedy in ...

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106014499377

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Powers of the Presidency, second edition, thoroughly examines the formal and inherent powers of the nation's foremost elected office. Beginning with a look at the constitutional origins of presidential power, each chapter traces the historical development of presidential authority up to contemporary times.

The Interplay of Influence

In this edition, noted communication scholars Jamieson and Campbell offer thoroughly updated coverage throughout including the Internet's role in media, politics, and advertising.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106018881885

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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THE INTERPLAY OF INFLUENCE gives students an understanding of how the mass media operate in our society and the profound ramifications of media messages in the areas of politics, news, and advertising. In this edition, noted communication scholars Jamieson and Campbell offer thoroughly updated coverage throughout including the Internet's role in media, politics, and advertising.

The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations

The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the ...

Author: Justin S. Vaughn

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623490423

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his rhetoric generated, or against some other standard? The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency grapples with these and other important questions. Barack Obama’s election seemed to many to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “long arc of the moral universe . . . bending toward justice.” And after the terrorism, war, and economic downturn of the previous decade, candidate Obama’s rhetoric cast broad visions of a change in the direction of American life. In these and other ways, the election of 2008 presented an especially strong example of creating expectations that would shape the public’s views of the incoming administration. The public’s high expectations, in turn, become a part of any president’s burden upon assuming office. The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the historical moment within which the president assumes office); and personal burdens (specific to the individual who becomes president).

The American Presidency a Very Short Introduction

This updated edition of The American Presidency reviews crucial themes, including democratization of presidential elections, transitioning into and organizing a presidency, challenges in leading the permanent government, making law and ...

Author: Charles O. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190458201

Category: HISTORY

Page: 152

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"The second edition of this Very Short Introduction focuses on the challenges facing American presidents in meeting the high expectations of the position in a separation of powers system. This masterly revision explores critical issues that are object of contemporary debate and shows how the American presidency evolved over the past 200 years and where it may go in the future"--

Founding the American Presidency

Ideal for all courses on the presidency, the book is also important for all citizens who want to understand not only the past but the future of the American presidency. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Author: Richard J. Ellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847694992

Category: History

Page: 313

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At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanant crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers of the Constitution thought they were creating. Founding the American Presidency offers a first-hand view of the minds of the founders by bringing together extensive selections from the constitutional convention in Philadelphia as well as representative selections from the subsequent debates over ratification. Pointed discussion questions provoke students to consider new perspectives on the presidency. Ideal for all courses on the presidency, the book is also important for all citizens who want to understand not only the past but the future of the American presidency. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Creating the American Presidency 1775 1789

approved by the Convention , 201 On September 7 , Randolph moved to add to
the succession clause : The Legislature may declare by law what officer of the U .
S . shall act as President in case of the death , resignation or disability of the ...

Author: William B. Michaelsen

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015019110900

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

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A highly detailed examination of the forces contributing to the creation of the Presidency at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The author focuses on the manner in which experienced American politicians perceptively reevaluated existing political philosophy and created a strong Presidency as a major force in a system of checks and balances. Includes a unique presentation of the convention debates in a topical form as twelve separate debates, and evaluates the ratification of the Constitution with specific reference to the Federalist and Antifederalist arguments on the Presidency. Concludes with the election and inauguration of George Washington as the first President. An excellent book for courses on the Presidency, American Government, and National Politics.

The American Presidency

president , when the chief justice of the Supreme Court would preside over the
Senate . ( In an oversight , vice presidents were not barred from presiding at their
own impeachment trials . ) The creation of the vice presidency also solved the ...

Author: Sidney M. Milkis

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: UOM:39015026876253

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

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A comprehensive history that analyzes historical patterns of presidential conduct and traces the origins of the modern presidency, examining both the constitutional precepts that created the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international conditions that continue to define it. This revised and updated edition includes an assessment of the Bush administration; a new chapter on the Clinton administration and the future of the presidency; and a revised and expanded chapter on President Lincoln. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Third Term for President of the U S

I , personally , am strongly inclined to the view to make the term of the President 8
years and render him ineligible thereafter . I believe Senator Burke feels that a
single 6 - year term would suffice . However , in his usual liberal manner , he ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02120544G

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 350

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Considers (76) S.J. Res. 15, (76) S.J. Res. 289.

Perspectives on the Legacy of George W Bush

The George W . Bush Administration , however , has institutionalized the signing
statement function as part of the law - making process to a degree never before
seen . “ - In Presidents Creating the Presidency , Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and ...

Author: Michael Orlov Grossman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015078806000

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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Opinions of the Presidency of George W. Bush and his perceived legacy seem to exist only at the extremes. From the contentious outcome of the 2000 election, to the attacks on September 11, to the ongoing War in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the efforts to transform major domestic policies, and culminating with the financial crisis of 2008, it is little wonder that the name George W. Bush tends not to evoke lukewarm opinion. During his time in office, Bush obtained the highest approval ratings of any sitting president, but also the lowest. Scholars and other observers of the Bush Presidency have been similarly divided. Across the board, the presidency of George W. Bush raises questions that invite challenges to political scientists, scholarly questions of significant general interest. The authors in this volume begin the process of addressing some of these questions, with essays that cover an array of issues related to his presidency, and the legacy it leaves. This collection of essays presented at the Mount Union College Symposium on the Legacy of George W. Bush, seeks to provide some balance, offering some initial assessments of the consequences of this controversial president and his eventful tenure in office.

President s State of the Union Address

Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.

Author: Colleen J. Shogan

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437938463

Category:

Page: 13

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The State of the Union (SOTU) address is a communication between the Pres. and Congress in which the chief executive reports on the current conditions of the U.S. and provides policy proposals for the upcoming legislative year. Contents of this report: (1) Overview; (2) Historical Perspective; (3) Tradition and Ceremony; (4) Common Elements: The Sequence of Arguments; Recurring Themes: Past and the Future; Bipartisanship; (5) Policy Impact: Progression of Pres. Term: First Year Addresses; Midterm Addresses; Election Year Addresses; Second Term Addresses; Legislative Success and Policy Proposals; (6) Opposition Response; (7) Concluding Thoughts. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.

Electing the President

Brief debate was permitted in the separate sessions of the Houses , but an
amendment creating a committee to find the facts was rejected . “ Since any
serious contest would present a double return the bill gave no greater guarantee
of a non ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P007040115

Category: Constitutional amendments

Page: 1053

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Considers S.J. Res. 1, S.J. Res. 2, S.J. Res. 4, and ten related resolutions, to propose an amendment to the Constitution to provide for direct popular election of the President and Vice President by reforming or eliminating the electoral college.

The Nation

TE PRESIDENTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS NEWTOR N. MINOW AND CRAIG
LLAMAY INSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL ... horrified ones who Raad's “ We Can
Make Rain But No stand on the sidewalks and watch ; cheering One Came to Ask
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133500053

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The Growth of Presidential Power Decline and resurgence

Only if the President proposes too little or the Congress disposes of too much
does the system really break down . ... years ( expiring in a presidential election
year ) , and developing better methods for creating joint presidential -
congressional ...

Author: William M. Goldsmith

Publisher:

ISBN: 0877541256

Category: Executive power

Page:

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The Growth of Presidential Power Triumph and reappraisal

Only if the President proposes too little or the Congress disposes of too much
does the system really break down . ... years ( expiring in a presidential election
year ) , and developing better methods for creating joint presidential -
congressional ...

Author: William M. Goldsmith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066073142

Category: Executive power

Page: 2342

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Presidential Debates

In suggesting ways to make presidential debates even more effective, this thought-provoking volume makes an important contribution to America's political future.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014163177

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Presidential debates have had mixed reviews. Advocates praise debates as a way of making issues more central to the campaign. Others criticize them as little more than joint press conferences. How important are these debates? Do they really test knowledge and vision? Do they sort good ideas from bad, or reveal important character traits and habits of mind? In short, do they provide voters with what they need to know to choose a president? To address these questions, the authors place contemporary debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present. Although the Kennedy-Nixon TV confrontations were an historical first, debate was an element of American electoral politics by 1788 and a staple of policy deliberation throughout the colonial period. Indeed, much of the confusion over the value of debates stems in part from the long tradition of political debating in America. Thus, to make the most productive use of debate in modern presidential politics, the authors argue, we must respond to the history of this tradition. The book concludes with recommendations to preserve the best elements of traditional debate while adapting to the requirements of the broadcast age. The reforms they advocate include: substantive debates between major party representatives between elections; alternative formats; use of visual aids in debates; follow-up press conferences; a focus on fewer issues and increased experimentation in the primaries. Presidential debates provide voters with a rare opportunity to evaluate political reasoning on complex issues. In suggesting ways to make presidential debates even more effective, this thought-provoking volume makes an important contribution to America's political future.

The Postmodern President

The true view of the Executive function is , as I conceive it , that the President can
exercise no power which cannot be fairly ... Creating the Modern Presidency The
doctrine of the modern Presidency expresses a fundamental shift in political ...

Author: Richard Rose

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021507325

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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&BAD:"Richard Rose has produced an exceptional book, not just about presidents but also about how they connect&BAD:—or fail to connect&BAD:—with Washington and the world. His unique comparative approach&BAD:—blending process with politics and policy&BAD:—results in an insightful, engaging treatment of the presidency and its place in the broader American system.&BAD:"&BAD:— I.M. Destler, University of Maryland

The Presidency

As White House aide Tom Charles Huston put it in a memo to President Nixon in
1969 : ' In approaching the bench , it is necessary to remember that the decision
as to who will make the decisions affects what decisions will be made . That is ...

Author: Michael Nelson

Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000052166570

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 208

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