King's College Department of History

The Presidency: Documents and Resources

Website Project - History 425 - Spring 2000




THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY


It has been described as "dignified slavery" by one of its occupants yet sought with creativity and cunning by many. It has been referred to as the most powerful position in the world yet shunned and avoided by some truly great Americans. A modern day analyst called it "imperial" yet its original creators were most fearful lest it become monarchical. It has been the target of myriad criticisms in time of peace yet often the polestar in the midst of crisis, internal and external. It is a branch of government with few articulated powers yet some would say that it is possessed of all power - and, to be sure, some of its occupants have acted thusly. Some have come to it by accident; some have left it by violent means. Some have left it at the height of their power and popularity and others at the nadir of their public lives.
During the course of SPRING 2000 we attempted once again to explore the varied elements which comprise the Presidency as well as the individuals who have occupied the Office Of Chief Magistrate. In doing so we have created this Website to provide others with some of the information and insights which we have acquired. By no means is this Website complete. As a matter of fact we have not included the incumbent President nor have we attempted to suggest who will be referred to as POTUS in the year 2001. We hope that these links we have listed will guide individuals to further examination of the Office and suggest resources where the study of each individual President might be best advanced.
We Invite You to use this Website. We Invite You to notify us if we have offered poor directions. We Encourage You to suggest additional links which might increase the quantity and improve the quality of our Documents and Resources.
Finally, we invite YOU to join in the process of "writing the history of the American Presidency" by casting your VOTE on November 7, 2000! (Perhaps someday you will be able to cast that vote electronically?)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL RESOURCES

WASHINGTON|ADAMS|JEFFERSON| MADISON|MONROE

QUINCY ADAMS |JACKSON|VAN BUREN | W. H. HARRISON |TYLER

POLK|TAYLOR| FILLMORE |PIERCE |BUCHANAN

LINCOLN| A. JOHNSON | GRANT | HAYES| GARFIELD | ARTHUR

CLEVELAND | B. HARRISON| MC KINLEY | T. ROOSEVELT | TAFT

WILSON | HARDING | COOLIDGE | HOOVER| F. D. ROOSEVELT

TRUMAN| EISENHOWER | KENNEDY| L. B. JOHNSON | NIXON

FORD| CARTER | REAGAN| BUSH



GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL RESOURCES

GEORGE WASHINGTON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JOHN ADAMS

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

THOMAS JEFFERSON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JAMES MADISON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JAMES MONROE

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles And Publications

ANDREW JACKSON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

MARTIN VAN BUREN

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JOHN TYLER

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JAMES KNOX POLK

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

ZACHARY TAYLOR

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

MILLARD FILLMORE

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

FRANKLIN PIERCE

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JAMES BUCHANAN

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

ANDREW JOHNSON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Scholarly Journal Articles

JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

(STEPHEN) GROVER CLEVELAND

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

BENJAMIN HARRISON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

(STEPHEN) GROVER CLEVELAND

See above - First Elected Term

WILLIAM McKINLEY

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

T. WOODROW WILSON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

CALVIN COOLIDGE

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

HERBERT CLARK HOOVER

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

HARRY S TRUMAN

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

GERALD RUDOLPH FORD

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

JAMES EARL CARTER

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

RONALD WILSON REAGAN

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Articles and Publications

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

General Resources

Domestic Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Journal Articles





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