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Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive

Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash


This book offers the first truly comprehensive study of the original American presidency. Drawing from a vast range of sources both well-known and obscure, the book reconstructs the powers and duties of the nation's chief executive at the Constitution's founding. Among other subjects, the author examines the term and structure of the office of the president, the president's power as constitutional executor of the law, foreign policy authority, role as commander in chief, authority during emergencies, and relations with the U.S. Congress, the courts, and the states. This ambitious and even-hand ... More

Keywords: original American presidency, Constitution, term of office, U.S. president, U.S. Congress

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300194562
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300194562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, author
University of Virginia

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