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The imperial presidency

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The imperial presidency

by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political corruption -- United States.,
  • Watergate affair, 1972-1974.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1974-1977.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementArthur M. Schlesinger.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi,505p. ;
    Number of Pages505
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14618311M

    The Imperial Presidency, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Houghton Mifflin (). Note: The Imperial Presidency was published in , not long before President Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal. The author subsequently revisited the theme several times, as attested to by the epilogue () and first introduction () in this edition. “Imperial presidency” is not a term that reflects an actual royal ambition or the suspension of term limits. Rather, it refers to a model of the presidency that allows for a wide array of unilateral actions and largely unchecked powers.

    The "Imperial Presidency" reached its zenith under Nixon, who evidently thought the president, once elected, could set and execute national policies without seeking approval from Congress or anyone else. It was as though Nixon had concluded, Schlesinger suggests, that the separation of powers provided for in the Constitution was outmoded and /5(26).   Michael Beschloss Op-Ed article on Election as marking end of 'imperial presidency,' born in crisis of Great Depression and waning ever since Watergate; explains that Founders, always worried Author: Michael Beschloss.

    imperial presidency when the president exceeds his role and takes to more power than the constitution says, example vietnam war; president never worked with Congress. non-interventionism. In , the Founding Fathers came up with a system of checks and balances to keep kingly powers out of the hands of American presidents. But in the s and '80s, a faction of Republican loyalists, outraged by the fall of the imperial presidency after Watergate and the Vietnam War, abandoned conservatives' traditional suspicion of concentrated government power/5().


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