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President, Congress, and the Constitution power and legitimacy in American politics by Christopher H. Pyle

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Published by Free Press, Collier Macmillan in New York, London .
Written in English



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  • Executive power -- United States.,
  • Legislative power -- United States.,
  • Separation of powers -- United States.,
  • Constitutional law -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementwritten and edited by Christopher H. Pyle and Richard M. Pious.
ContributionsPious, Richard M., 1944-, United States.
LC ClassificationsKF5050 .P94 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 433 p. :
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3187433M
ISBN 100029253802
LC Control Number83048643

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"Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government". Congress, if we followed the Constitution, was to be the MOST important branch of the Federal government. IF some Amazon reviewers would actually read the book instead of just setting out ignorant tripe then customer reviews would be of greater by: 3. The Constitution grants Congress authority to impeach and remove the President, Vice President, and other federal “civil Officers” for treason, bribery, or “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”1 Impeachment is one of the various checks and balances created by the Constitution, serving as a.   Congress passed the legislation after the disputed Presidential election between President Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden. Electoral votes were far from certain in .   The president’s relationship with Congress is vital to American politics. Federalism and the Constitution cry out for both the president and Congress to work constructively together for the benefit of America. “The Presidency’s single most important political relationship is that with Congress.” (Bowles). Political commentators have described their relationship as the “central link.

  Declaring War directly challenges the year-old belief that the Congress can and should declare war. By offering a detailed analysis of the declarations of , , and the War Powers Resolution of , the book demonstrates the extent of the organizational and moral incapacity of the Congress to declare war. This book invokes Carl von Clausewitz's dictum that "war is policy" to .   The opening of the book is a little intimidating, but once Fisher starts going through the paces, he clearly lays out the history of various sources of conflict. He suggests that the This book is not exactly a joy to read, but it does a good job of hitting all the major areas of conflict between the executive branch and legislative branch/5(2).   The U.S. Supreme Court, in a series of decisions over time, has taught Americans that their constitutional rights are limited. There is a guarantee of free speech, for example, but not to cry fire in a crowded theater. This week, the high court taught the president and Congress that their constitutional powers have limits, too. Shines new light on America's brilliant constitutional and presidential history, from George Washington to Barack Obama. In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation's foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution.