Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have Shaped the Nation from Washington to Clinton

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Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney
Psychology Press, 2000 - 396 páginas

In this lively, authoritative collection, Thomas J. McInerney presents famous and lesser-known speeches, letters, and other important documents from every U.S. president from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Whether printed in full or excerpted, these history-making documents are an invaluable resource as well as a fascinating browse. Including familiar documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation, to personal correspondence such as a letter from George H.W. Bush to his children, this collection brings together the famous statements that came to represent each administration with intimate glimpses into the thought processes of various presidential leaders.

Now in its second edition, Presidential Documents has been re-designed to increase its usefulness in the classroom. Part openers introduce each era of the American presidency with a concise political and historical overview, highlighting the challenges each leader faced, and placing the documents in context. Whether used as a complement to an American history survey text or as a collection of primary documents for courses on the American Presidency, Presidential Documentsprovides an engrossing look at the work of the leaders of the United States, in all their complexity.

 

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Preface l
1
President George Washington to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander
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Washington on the Role of the Army President George Washington
17
President John Adams Report to Congress on the XYZ Affair
25
President Thomas Jeffersons First Inaugural Address 4 March 1801
31
President Thomas Jeffersons Recommendation to End the African
38
President James Madisons Proclamation Resuming Trade with France
43
President James Monroe Comments on the Missouri Compromise
50
President Theodore Roosevelts Decision to Invoke Federal Legal
200
President Theodore Roosevelt Announces the Acquisition of
206
President William Howard Tafts Denunciation of Fellow Republican
213
President Woodrow Wilson on the Establishment of the Federal
220
President Woodrow Wilsons Message of War against Germany
228
President Woodrow Wilsons Fourteen Points Plan for Ending the War
236
President Warren G Hardings First Annual Message 6 December 1921
242
President Herbert Hoovers Veto of a Bill for Public Power Authority
250

President John Quincy Adams Broad Plan of Internal Improvements
56
President Andrew Jacksons Veto of the Maysville Road Bill 27 May 1830
62
President Andrew Jacksons Proclamation to the People
70
President Andrew Jackson Orders Federal Troops to Suppress
76
President Andrew Jacksons Farewell Address 4 March 1837
87
President John Tylers Response to Governor Samuel W King
93
President James K Polks Comments on Texas and Oregon in
99
President James K Polks Announcement of the Discovery of Gold
106
President Franklin Pierces Request for Ratification of the Treaty
113
President Abraham Lincolns First Inaugural Address 4 March 1861
120
President Abraham Lincolns Message to Congress 4 July 1861
127
President Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address 19 November 1863
134
President Andrew Johnson Informs Congress that the Union Is Restored
140
President Andrew Johnsons Veto of the Civil Rights Act 27 March 1866
146
President Ulysses S Grants Decision Not to Dispatch Federal Troops
154
President Rutherford B Hayes Decision to Remove Federal Troops
157
President Grover Cleveland Vetoes Disaster Relief Legislation
164
President Benjamin Harrison Retraces George Washingtons Inaugural
170
President Grover Clevelands Defense of the Gold Standard
176
President William McKinleys Decision to Wage War on
184
President William McKinleys Explanation of the Acquisition of
193
President Herbert Hoover Defends His Political Principles
256
President Franklin D Roosevelts First Fireside Chat 12 March 1933
263
President Franklin D Roosevelt Supports the Principle of Collective
270
President Franklin D Roosevelt Advocates Social Security
271
President Franklin D Roosevelt Announces the LendLease Plan
279
President Harry S Truman Announces the Truman Doctrine
285
President Harry S Trumans Whistlestop Campaign for Reelection
292
President Dwight D Eisenhower Calls for Open Skies to End
300
President Dwight D Eisenhowers Comments on the MilitaryIndustrial
307
President John F Kennedy Introduces the Peace Corps 1 March 1961
314
President John F Kennedy Addresses the Nation on Civil Rights
320
President Lyndon B Johnsons Great Society Plan 22 May 1964
326
President Lyndon B Johnsons Early Foreboding about the War
333
President Richard M Nixon Speaks on the Desegregation
342
President Gerald R Ford Pardons Richard M Nixon 8 September 1974
350
President Jimmy Carter Presides over the Peace Treaty between Egypt
360
President Ronald Reagan Announces the Star Wars Missile Defense
368
President George Bush Announces War in the Persian Gulf
376
President Bill Clinton Denies White House Affair 26 January 1998
385
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Fred L. Israel's previous works include the five-volume History of Presidential Elections 1789-1988 (1988), which he co-edited with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Running for President (1995). He is professor of History at City College at the City University of New York. J. F. Watts is the editor of Seven Cultural Traditions: readings in World Civilizations from Prehistory to the 15th Century. He is professor of history at City College at the City University of New York.

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