Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War

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Russell D. Buhite
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003 M02 1 - 374 páginas
Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War is a collection of presidential messages and speeches that called America to war from John Adams and the Quasi-War with France to George W. Bush and the fight against international terrorism in Afghanistan. The documents included here demonstrate the growth of presidential power and show how Congress responded to each call to arms. The selections also reflect the adherence to constitutional requirements and in the case of undeclared war messages, the evolution of 'extra-constitutional' behavior. In addition, the book provides a sample of the popular responses to calls to arms throughout history and provides a handy reference for studying some of the most memorable presidential speeches. A fascinating collection of some of the most important speeches in our country's history, Calls to Arms will appeal to all those interested in American, diplomatic, and military history.

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John Adams
1
Thomas Jefferson
17
James Madison
25
Andrew Jackson
33
James K Polk
35
Abraham Lincoln
43
Ulysses S Grant
59
William McKinley
61
Dwight D Eisenhower
213
John F Kennedy
221
Lyndon B Johnson
229
Richard M Nixon
253
Gerald R Ford
261
Jimmy Carter
263
Ronald Reagan
269
George H W Bush
285

Theodore Roosevelt
107
William H Taft
127
Woodrow Wilson
135
Calvin Coolidge
165
Franklin D Roosevelt
179
Harry S Truman
191
William J Clinton
313
George W Bush
361
Selected Bibliography
371
About the Editor
374
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Russell D. Buhite is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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