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Jimmy Carter and the restoration of presidential dignity /
Jason Friedman.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
vii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
1476674388, 9781476638447, 9781476674384
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Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
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The Carter Way: Creating a Tone of Openness and Responsiveness -- The Path to Forgiveness: Draft Dodgers and the Debate Over Amnesty -- Trimming the Trappings of Office: Presidential Yacht -- Sequoia and Jimmy Carter's Arsenal of Austerity -- Water Project Cancellations: Public Works -- Appropriations and Parochial Interests -- Jimmy Carter and the Reinstatement of Draft Registration -- Jimmy Carter and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance -- Jimmy Carter and the Legislative Veto: -- Fighting an Encroachment on Federal Comity.
"The office of the President of the United States was plagued by scandals in the early 1970s. When Jimmy Carter ran for office in 1976, the nation was still struggling to process the Vietnam War and Watergate. Questionable presidential decisions prolonged a quagmire in Asia, Richard Nixon's illegal surveillance broke the people's trust, and Gerald Ford's subsequent pardon of Nixon irrevocably sullied his relationship with the American people. Jimmy Carter sought to be the transparent, trustworthy leader that the nation demanded. Based on archival research and government documents, this book explores the steps Carter took during his presidency and how Congress reacted to them. Though Carter was not elected for a second term, this detailed history makes the case that his legacy has been misrepresented, and that he should not be remembered as a failed president, but as a man who restored dignity to an office burdened by controversy."--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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