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Noble E. Cunningham, Jr
University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO 65211-3020)

The Process of Government During the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

A study of the functioning of government during Thomas Jefferson's presidency (1801-1809) with particular attention to the process of policy-formation and decision-making by presidential legislative and judicial action. Period of Jefferson's presidency appropriate for such a study because of its influence in formative period of American political institutions and because it was first administration to be headed by president who was both leader of a nation and of a political party. Americans today concerned with power of the presidency, responsiveness of Congress, role of courts, and other problems relating to the functioning of a democratic government. In seeking to achieve a clearer understanding of the process of government, American political history is essential to understanding nation's current institutions and habits of thought. Fellow's previous books have dealt with the Jeffersonian Republicans and the American republic during the period 1789-1828.

Project fields:
History, General

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,500 (approved)
$15,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 6/30/1971