What is Public Administration? Before we dwell deeper into understanding public administration it would be beneficial to try and see how different authors have tried to define what administration is.
On August 25, The study of public administration by woodrow wilson, Pres. Woodrow Wilson signed the law creating the NPS. First term as president The presidency offered Wilson his supreme chance to put his ideas about government to work.
Admitting that he intended to conduct himself as a prime ministerhe drew up a legislative program in advance, broke with previous presidential practice by appearing before Congress in person, and worked mainly through his party. Indispensable policy advice came from the controversial Boston attorney Louis Brandeiswho had helped Wilson formulate the New Freedom agenda during the campaign.
Wilson also kept Congress in session continually from April to Octoberalmost a year and a half, something that had never before happened, not even during the Civil War. Woodrow Wilson speaking at his first inauguration on the east portico of the U.
Capitol, March 4,Washington, D. Library of Congress, Washington, D.
He won his first victory with passage of the Underwood-Simmons Tariffwhich reduced duties on imports for the first time in 40 years. Accompanying the new tariff, to offset lost revenues, was an income taxwhich was permitted under the recently adopted Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
A third victory came with passage of the Clayton Antitrust Actwhich strengthened existing laws against anticompetitive business actions and gave labour unions relief from court injunctions. Accompanying this act was the Federal Trade Commission Act ofwhich created the Federal Trade Commissiona major agency overseeing business practices.
Wilson followed those legislative accomplishments with a second wave of reform measures in Wilson also nominated Brandeis to a justiceship on the Supreme Court and successfully fought for his confirmation in the Senate. Brandeis, who served untilwas the first Jewish justice and became a major force on the Supreme Court.
President Woodrow Wilson at the baseball World Series.
Woodrow Wilson addressing American Indians, Despite his Southern birth and upbringing, the president held racial views that mirrored the then prevailing indifference of white Northerners toward injustices meted out to African Americans.
Wilson permitted such efforts to go forward. Some Northern Democrats and Republican Progressives, whose support Wilson valued, had also raised objections, and practical problems arose in separating the races in the workplace. Taken together, those protests, objections, and problems prompted the administration to stage a partial formal retreat while maintaining much of the substance of segregation.
In a similar vein, the numbers and percentages of African Americans in the federal workforce were sharply reduced—a practice that continued under Northern-dominated Republican administrations in the s. Wilson further soured his relations with African Americans by permitting a well-publicized White House screening of D.
The only move Wilson made toward improving race relations came in Julyduring his second term, when he eloquently but belatedly condemned lynching. Foreign affairs bedeviled Wilson from his first days in the White House. Latin America was the first trouble spot. Though critical of previous Republican interventionism in that region, Wilson and Bryan soon followed the same course, occupying Haiti and the Dominican Republic and governing them as protectorates.
Mexicowhich was torn by revolution and counterrevolution, proved most vexing of all. Wilson eventually reconciled himself to a hands-off stance toward Mexico.
Almost no one questioned American neutrality in the beginning, but both the British blockade of maritime trade and German U-boat attacks soon made neutrality painful. On May 7,when a U-boat sank the British liner Lusitaniakilling more than 1, people, including Americans, the war came home with a vengeance.
Those moves impelled Bryan to resign in protest and to oppose Wilson politically. For the rest of that year the threat of war receded, while relations with Great Britain worsened because of their ever-tightening blockade and their brutal suppression of the Easter Risingthe armed revolt in Ireland that eventually led to independence.
Second term as president Wilson prevailed in the electionbecoming the first Democrat to win a second consecutive term since Andrew Jackson.
His narrow victory by to electoral votes over Charles Evans Hughesthe nominee of the reunited and resurgent Republicanswas a great political feat. American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Sources: Woodrow Wilson reelection pin, Collection of David J.The Study of Administration Author(s): Woodrow Wilson Source: Political Science Quarterly, Vol.
2 (Jun., ), pp. Published by: . Woodrow Wilson was influenced by this movement and thus published his essay that insisted on major reforms in the govt.
and administration to make it efficient and also this gave birth to the thought of public administration holding enough substance in itself to be a seperate study/discipline independent of Political Science which was popularly referred .
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Woodrow Wilson’s Vision on Public Administration Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of USA () and is often addressed as the father of American Public Administration.
Wilson and his contribution to the subject of public administration is widely read and referred to. Framingham Public Schools is hosting a Realtors' Reception to share new and updated information on our inclusive practices. Our current and growing community only benefits from receiving consistent and accurate information about Framingham Public Schools.