Presidential Politics on Tour: George Washington to Woodrow Wilson

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Abstract

This article uses a study of presidential touring to advance an alternative view that nineteenth-century presidents embraced opportunities provided by exogenous forces to develop and maintain a relationship with the public. This argument stands in contrast to traditional accounts that the president was bounded by norms and ideas of proper behavior. Instead, I posit that presidents were much more responsive to evolving opportunities to participate effectively in political competition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-361
Number of pages27
JournalCongress and the Presidency
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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