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Presidents and the Constitution Vol 2

Volume 2 – Table of Contents

Acknowledgements i
The Bill of Rights Institute Councils ii
Preface iii
The Bill of Rights iv

UNIT ONE – Powers Herein Granted: The President and Federal Power

Constitutional Connection: The President and Federal Power 2
“The Presidency and Federal Power” by Marc Landy, Ph.D 4
Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase 8
Grover Cleveland and the Texas Seed Bill Veto 16
Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Great Depression 24

UNIT TWO – Commander in Chief: War and the Constitution

Constitutional Connection: War and the Constitution 36
“Commanders in Chief at War” by Gleaves Whitney 38
War in the Early Republic 42
Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the War Powers Resolution 48
George W. Bush and the War on Terror 58

UNIT THREE – Faithfully Execute: The President as Enforcer of the Law

Constitutional Connection: The President as Enforcer of the Law 66
“The President as Enforcer of the Law” by David Marion, Ph.D. 68
George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion 72
Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal 78
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis 86

UNIT FOUR – High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Impeachment and the Constitution

Constitutional Connection: Impeachment and the Constitution 102
“Impeachment and the Constitution” by Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D. 106
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 110
Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal 118
The Impeachment of Bill Clinton 126

UNIT FIVE – Together with the Vice President: Presidents and the Transfer of Power

Constitutional Connection: Presidents and the Transfer of Power 134
“Transfer of Presidential Power” by Robert M. S. McDonald, Ph.D. 136
The Election of 1800 140
The Election of 1860 146
The Resignation of Richard Nixon 158
Answer Key 164
Appendix A: The Declaration of Independence 173
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States 176
Appendix C: The Bill of Rights 186
National Standards Correlations 187
Special Thanks and Image Credits 188

 

Header photo provided by The National Park Service