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"Mr. President"

George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office
Unger, Harlow G., 1931- (Book - 2013 )
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"Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, [this book] describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation"--
Authors: Unger, Harlow G., 1931-
Statement of Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger
Title: "Mr. President"
George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-262) and index
Contents: A mutiny over bounties
A coup d¿etat in Philadelphia
His Highness, the President
"Do you advise and consent?"
The shell game
Alive with wrath
Tar and taxes
The French plot
"The President was much inflamed"
"Venomous reptiles on our shores"
The madman and the Indians
The final pillar
Farewell from a friend
First in the hearts of His countrymen
Summary: "Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary. In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, [this book] describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation"--
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 1789-1797 Washington, George, 1732-1799 Executive power United States History
Topical Term: Executive power
LCCN: 2013024235
ISBN: 9780306819612
0306819619
9780306822414
0306822415
Branch Call Number: B Washingt U
Research Call Number: IBM 13-7600
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