Bitter Harvest: FDR, Presidential Power and the Growth of by Matthew J. Dickinson

By Matthew J. Dickinson

This publication argues that sleek presidents might examine a lot from Franklin Roosevelt's approach to organizing his presidency. Roosevelt consciously refrained from a wide, functionally really good White condominium paperwork. as an alternative, he constructed employees firms composed as a rule of civil servants and individually controlled them utilizing aggressive administrative practices. Matthew Dickinson is the 1st student to reconstruct the equipment FDR used and his learn indicates smooth presidents may gain advantage tremendously by means of learning them.

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It climbed back to 46 percent after Reagan's televised address on the Iran-contra affair in early March 1987. , 1986-9). 13 Beginning in 1988, his approval ratings finally began inching up. In January, he was at 49 percent; in mid-July, he reached 54 percent; and by December 1988, when he was a lame-duck president, Reagan's job approval rating was 63 percent, the highest of any president leaving office since Franklin Roosevelt. Gallup, The Gallup Poll. 14 Officially, of course, North was not a member of the White House Office.

13 Beginning in 1988, his approval ratings finally began inching up. In January, he was at 49 percent; in mid-July, he reached 54 percent; and by December 1988, when he was a lame-duck president, Reagan's job approval rating was 63 percent, the highest of any president leaving office since Franklin Roosevelt. Gallup, The Gallup Poll. 14 Officially, of course, North was not a member of the White House Office. Bitter harvest: The presidency and Iran-contra 23 which provided logistical support for the initiative, were indicted and placed on trial for lying to Congress.

Officials in the Central Intelligence Agency, 10 Whether the arms deal would in fact have led to freedom for all the American hostages held in the Mideast remains a subject of controversy. It was not until 1991 that the last American hostage finally came home. 11 Eventually, the Nicaraguan conflict came to an uneasy end when the Sandinista-backed government agreed to hold elections, only to see itself voted out of office. The contras have since disbanded. Nicaragua remains in a state of political unrest, but military violence has, for now, ceased.

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