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

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"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
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"Mr. President"
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George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office
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Harlow Giles Unger
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eng
Summary
Although the framers gave the president little authority, Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of his successors. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary and reshaped the presidency into what James Madison called a 'monarchical presidency.' Modern scholars call it the 'imperial presidency.' A revealing new look at the birth of American government, 'Mr. President' describes George Washington's assumption of office in a time of continual crisis, as riots, rebellion, internecine warfare, and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy the new nation. Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning, daring, and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers to solve each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers, Washington forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement. Then, in the absence of Congress, he sent troops to fight Indian wars, crush tax revolts, and put down threats of secession by three states.Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. Often only a breath away from reestablishing the tyranny he pledged to destroy in the Revolutionary War, he imposed law and order across the land while ensuring individual freedom and self-government
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1931-
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Unger, Harlow G.
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973.4/1092
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LC call number
E311
LC item number
.U54 2013
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  • biography
  • history
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Read by Robertson Dean
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Dean, Robertson
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  • Washington, George
  • Executive power
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • United States
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"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger
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Unabridged.
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9781482930351
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"Mr. President" : George Washington and the making of the nation's highest office, Harlow Giles Unger
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online resource
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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ocn861500388
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482930351
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(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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sound
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  • other
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other
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(OCoLC)861500388
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