George Washington and the Origins of the American Presidency


This essay collection is a retrospective analysis of the Washington administration and an examination of its importance to understanding the modern presidency. Contemporary presidential scholarship gives little attention to the enormous impact that Washington's actions had on establishing the presidency. Many of Washington's precedents last to this day, and in some respects his presidency established a model of leadership that is quite relevant today.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Byron W. Daynes
  • Thomas Engeman
  • Raymond Tatalovich
  • Elizabeth W. Marvick
  • Malcolm L. Cross
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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