The Contemporary Presidency: And We Will Know Their Greatness by the Trail of Controversy: Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt and Their Increasingly Contested Successors

@article{Grendstad2008TheCP,
  title={The Contemporary Presidency: And We Will Know Their Greatness by the Trail of Controversy: Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt and Their Increasingly Contested Successors},
  author={G. Grendstad},
  journal={Presidential Studies Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={476-490}
}
  • G. Grendstad
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
  • Presidential scholars argue that recent presidents are more contested than earlier presidents (Bose 2003; Lonnstrom and Kelly 2003; Murray and Blessing 1994). This is attributable to scholars' limited information--research in progress, data embargos, and classified documents--which prevents contemporary presidents' accomplishments from being revealed and settled. This position predicts that presidents since John E Kennedy are more contested than earlier presidents. By contrast, a more… CONTINUE READING
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