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How to Get Rid of a President

How to Get Rid of a President

History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives

A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, political maneuvering, and conspiracies that have attempted–successfully and not–to remove unwanted presidents

To limit executive power, the Founding Fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders. Even so, Americans have often resorted to more dramatic paths to disempower the chief executive. The American presidency has seen it all, from rejecting a sitting president’s renomination bid and undermining their authority in office to the more drastic methods of impeachment, and, most brutal of all, assassination.

How To Get Rid of a President showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, political betrayal, and backroom maneuvers. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / American Government / Executive Branch

On Sale: November 13th 2018

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9781541788213

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