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The Presidents and the Constitution
Author: Ken Gormley

ISBN: 9781479839902
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 26 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 598.3 x 397.1 x 5.1
Description:


In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation's foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office-the first president to the forty-fourth-has contributed to the story of the Constitution through the decisions he made and the actions he took as the nation's chief executive.

By examining presidential history through the lens of constitutional conflicts and challenges,The Presidents and the Constitution offers a fresh perspective on how the Constitution has evolved in the hands of individual presidents. It delves into key moments in American history, from Washington's early battles with Congress to the advent of the national security presidency under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to reveal the dramatic historical forces that drove these presidents to action.  Historians and legal experts, including Richard Ellis, Gary Hart, Stanley Kutler and Kenneth Starr, bring the Constitution to life, and show how the awesome powers of the American presidency have been shap...

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