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The Resource "Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger

"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger

Label
"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
Title
"Mr. President"
Title remainder
George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation. Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers he forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement. Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers, impose law and order while ensuring individual freedom, and shape the office of President of the United States. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unger, Harlow G.
Dewey number
973.4109
Index
index present
LC call number
E311
LC item number
.U54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Washington, George
  • Executive power
Label
"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Mutiny over Bounties -- A Coup d¿Etat in Philadelphia 000 Chapter 3. 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
Control code
17783790
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780306819612
Lccn
2013024235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Mutiny over Bounties -- A Coup d¿Etat in Philadelphia 000 Chapter 3. 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
Control code
17783790
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780306819612
Lccn
2013024235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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