The American Presidency: Thematic Table of Contents
Gutzon Borglum’s model of Mt. Rushmore memorial—Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt & Lincoln, c. 1936. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-105079.
Thematic Table of Contents

The American Presidency: Thematic Table of Contents

The Presidency and the Constitutional Order

1. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 70, 1788
2. Cato 4, 1788
6. President Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
15. President Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
21. Woodrow Wilson, selections from Constitutional Government, 1908
22. Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913; and William Howard Taft, Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers, 1916
26. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933
28. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fireside Chat Discussing the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary, March 9, 1937
32: John F. Kennedy, “The Presidency in 1960,” (Remarks at the National Press Club), January 14, 1960

Presidential Selection

1. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 68, 1788
8. Delaware General Assembly, Resolution Rejecting the 12th Amendment, 1804
11: President Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message, December 8, 1829
14. President John Tyler, Speech on Assuming the Office of the President, April 9, 1841
33. The McGovern–Fraser Commission Report, 1971

Term Limit

1. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, Nos. 71–72
9. President Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the New Jersey Legislature, December 10, 1807
29. Representative John McCormack and Representative Chauncey Reed, House Debate on the 22nd Amendment, 1947

War Power and Control of Foreign Policy

4. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, Pacificus–Helvidius Debate on the Neutrality Proclamation, June – August 1793
25. Associate Justice George Sutherland, United States v. Curtiss–Wright Export Co., 1936
30. President Harry Truman, Special Message to the Congress Reporting on the Situation in Korea, July 19, 1950
34. The War Powers Resolution and President Richard Nixon’s Veto, 1973
37. John C. Yoo, Memorandum on the President’s Constitutional Authority to Conduct Military Operations Against Terrorists and Nations Supporting Them, 2001
39. President Barack Obama, Special Address to the Nation on Syria, September 10, 2013

Removal Power and Faithful Execution of the Laws

3. Representative James Madison, Remarks on the Removal Power: Speech in Congress, June 16, 1789 and Letter to Edmund Pendleton, June 21, 1789
5. President George Washington, Proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion, August 7, 1794
7. President Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Elias Shipman and Others, July 12, 1801
12. Senator Henry Clay, Speeches in the Senate, December 26, 1833 and March 7, 1834
13. President Andrew Jackson, Message to the Senate Protesting Censure Resolution, April 15, 1834
19. President Andrew Johnson, Third Annual Message, December 3, 1867
23. Chief Justice William Howard Taft (majority) and Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (dissenting), Myers v. US, 1926
24. Associate Justice George Sutherland, Humphrey’s Executor v. US, 1935
27. Report of the President’s Committee on Administrative Management (The Brownlow Committee Report), 1937

Emergency Powers and Civil Liberties during Wartime

10. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John B. Colvin, September 20, 1810
16. President Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
17. President Abraham Lincoln, Letter to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864
18. Associate Justice David Davis, Ex parte Milligan, December 1866
31. Associate Justice Robert Jackson (concurring), Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 1952
35. Transcript of David Frost’s Interview with Richard Nixon, 1977
37. John C. Yoo, Memorandum on the President’s Constitutional Authority to Conduct Military Operations Against Terrorists and Nations Supporting Them, 2001
38. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy (majority) and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (minority), Boumediene v. Bush, 2008

Impeachment

1. Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 65
13. President Andrew Jackson, Message to the Senate Protesting the Censure Resolution, April 15, 1834
20. House of Representatives, The Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, 1868
36. House of Representatives, Articles of Impeachment Against President William Jefferson Clinton, 1998)