Looking beyond the individual office holders to the office itself, this third edition of Vital Statistics on the Presidency covers George Washington's tenure through the 2008 primary season. The book's expansive view of the presidency allows readers to recognize major themes across administrations, and reach overall conclusions about the nature of the institution and its future. The illuminating data is put into context by thoughtful essays explaining key statistical patterns, making this third edition an intriguing and comprehensive reference to important patterns throughout the history of the presidency.
Presidents of the United States
In his eight years as president of the United States, George Washington publicly expressed an opinion on only five pieces of legislation. He recommended bills concerning the militia, the army, and a temporary commission to negotiate with the Indians, ...