Thoroughly revised to provide developmental views that explain how what happened over the past two centuries got us where we are today; and to present important current issues that are engaging the presidency during the Clinton administration. Some articles are "classic" scholarly analyses, some represent the best of current scholarship, and some are engaging insights into the nature of the contemporary presidency. Features and Benefits NEW! Coverage of the impeachment of President Clinton in both documents and analysis NEW! 15 new articles in this edition, reflecting the most recent important scholarship in presidency studies. NEW! Original articles written specifically for this volume- Robert Dudley on the presidency and the courts; Donald Kettl on the presidency and the budget; Clyde Wilcox on campaign finance Introductory essays present an overview of each major section giving a context for the selection and helping students to learn Excellent mix of historical and contemporary selections. For contemporary selections, see the articles on the Clinton administration and Allen Schick on the Clinton Health Care defeat "How a Bill Did Not Become a Law." Excellent mix of scholarly and engaging journalistic selections. Scholarly selections include Richard Neustadt and George Edwards; journalistic selections include Robert Reich and George Reedy.