The Executive Power in the United States: A Study of Constitutional Law

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2004 - History - 303 pages
Chambrun, Adolphe de. The Executive Power in the United States: A Study of Constitutional Law. Translated From the Original French by Mrs. Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren. Lancaster: Inquirer Printing and Publishing Company, 1874. xvii, 19-288, 15 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-402-9. Cloth. $95. * With a preface by James A. Garfield. Like Tocqueville, the Marquis de Chambrun [1831-1891] was fascinated by the United States and its government. He also shared Tocqueville's belief that the United States is a testing ground for the forces shaping the modern world. Chambrun's study of the federal government's executive branch offers a number of interesting observations. He doubts the value of the vice-presidency and argues that quadrennial elections promote liberty by creating momentary periods of political instability. He offers equally interesting observations on such topics as the Civil War, the impeachment of President Johnson and the relationship between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches.
 

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Contents

Election of President and Vicepresident
19
Constitution of the Executive Power
52
Of Functionaries Charged with Administrative Action
77
Rlations of the President to Congress
94
The Power of Declaring War
116
Relations of the President to the Judicial Power of the Union
125
The Federal Administration
149
The Senate as an Executive Council
195
Relations of the President to the States
223
What the Executive Power Became under Mr Lincoln
237
Imprachment and Acquittal of President Johnson
258
Causes which might Modify the Constitutional of the United States
278
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