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Mr. President
How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
Written by Ray Raphael

Mr. President
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Category: History - United States - Revolutionary Period (1775-1800); Political Science - Government - Executive Branch; Law - Constitutional
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 2013
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74238-4 (0-307-74238-5)
Pages: 336
Also available as an eBook.


CONTENTS

 
Prologue: A Pregnant Moment 

PART I: Precedents (for better and mostly worse)

1. “Little Gods on Earth”: Monarchs and Their Governors
2. Revolution and the Retreat from Executive Authority

PART II: Conjuring the Office

3. First Draft
4. Second Guesses
5. Gouverneur Morris’s Final Push 

PART III: Field Tests

6. Selling the Plan
7. The Launch
8. Washington and the Challenge to Transcendent Leadership
9. System Failure: Partisan Politics and the Election of 1800
10. Jefferson Stretches the Limits

Epilogue: Then and Now—Translations

Postscript: Why the Story Has Not Been Told

A Note on Capitalization
Notes
Index





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