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Election and Removal of the President

Louis Fisher

in The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199856213
eISBN:
9780199358397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856213.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the constitutional provisions for choosing the president by electors; eligibility to the Office of President; the number of terms a President could serve; compensation and ... More


Palin Effect

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At no point during the 2008 election campaign did the John McCain image generate much dramatic force. When Steven Schmidt assumed control over image making in early summer, even he could not liven up ... More


Removing a “Disabled” President

Brian C. Kalt

in Constitutional Cliffhangers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123517
eISBN:
9780300178012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123517.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the muddy path to determining whether the president is disabled or not: the second of the five steps, in which the vice president and cabinet have four days to re-challenge the ... More


Vice-Presidential Vacancy

John D. Feerick

in The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823252008
eISBN:
9780823252879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the creation of the office of the Vice-Presidency. While the Vice President’s duties have been minimal during much of the nation’s history, the office proved to be vitally ... More


The Line of Succession Controversy

Brian C. Kalt

in Constitutional Cliffhangers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123517
eISBN:
9780300178012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123517.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains a notion that every American schoolchild learns: that the Speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate (PPT) follow the vice president in the line of ... More


The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

John D. Feerick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823252008
eISBN:
9780823252879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized as vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making ... More


The Road to Damascus: The Vice Presidency, 1960–1963

Sylvia Ellis

in Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite his frustration at being second in command, Johnson's vice presidency enabled him to develop his civil rights credentials. His role as chair of the President's Committee on Equal Employment ... More


Presidential Independence and Isolation

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Republican ideas required the separation of the executive from other institutions, but they did not stipulate how separate institutions would check one another. The delegates worked out these issues ... More


The Installation of Nelson A. Rockefeller

John D. Feerick

in The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Application

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823252008
eISBN:
9780823252879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823252008.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the appointment of Nelson A. Rockefeller as Vice President, following Gerald R. Ford’s ascension to the Presidency. On August 6, three days before Nixon’s resignation, Melvin ... More


Forewarned, Forearmed

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.5
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about President William Henry Harrison's death due to pneumonia after just a month in office. Popular legend has it that Vice President John Tyler was momentarily stunned when ... More


The Iron Man Becomes a Veep

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, Barkley chaired the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack. His committee’s recommendations were later fulfilled by passage of the National Security Act, ... More


Executive Duration in Office, the Possibility of Impeachment, and the Role of the Vice President

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the president's duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president in government as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. It first ... More


Seeds of Revolt: The Making of an Antiauthoritarian Front

Thomas C. Field

in From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452604
eISBN:
9780801470455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452604.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces General Renè Barrientos' rise from air force chief to vice president during the first half of 1964, during which time he suffered a mysterious assassination attempt hours before ... More


Politics and Love on the Left

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson: Catholic, Socialist, Feminist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479802180
eISBN:
9781479892006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 4 focuses on Grace’s ties with men in the SWP. In addition to platonic friendships and work relationships she forged with men like James Cannon, Farrell Dobbs, and her brother-in-law, Henry ... More


Elections as Duels: “You Know What? We Can Change That. You Know Why?”’ Cuz We Have the Support of Two-Thirds of Each House of Congress and Three-Quarters of the States!

Joshua A. Douglas

in Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752216
eISBN:
9781501752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752216.003.0024
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the election of 1800. As initially drafted, the Constitution said that the president was the candidate who received the most Electoral College votes, and the vice president was ... More


John Tyler the Accidental President

Edward P. Crapol

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790–1862) was derided by critics as “His Accidency.” This biography of the tenth president challenges ... More


Seismic Shifts

Tom Eamon

in The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.17
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter features a defining feature of 2008—the lack of incumbents eligible to run. No sitting president or vice president would be on the ballot. Governor Mike Easley was ineligible to run ... More


The Social Revolution and the First Amendment

Granville Austin

in Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of the Indian Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195656107
eISBN:
9780199080397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter opens by giving the general background of property issues followed by their treatment in the First Amendment. It discusses the First Amendment's provisions relating to property, focusing ... More


Millard Fillmore, 1850–1853

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967797
eISBN:
9780199333264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Fillmore was the last Whig to be president. Though he is the only Whig president who had a history of serving the party beforehand, he compromised party principles to ensure enactment and enforcement ... More


The Commission

Peter Oliver and Bernd Martenczuk

in Oxford Principles Of European Union Law: The European Union Legal Order: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199533770
eISBN:
9780191932434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199533770.003.0020
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The European Commission is the executive of the European Union and one of its institutions. Its seat is in Brussels, although some of its departments are located in Luxembourg. The provisions ... More


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