History 106 (Hi 6) U.S. Presidency

Class Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

Description of the Course: The presidency was the Constitutional Convention's most innovative development. The power of the US president was intended to be limited, but has generally grown throughout the years since George Washington served as the first president. In fact, the American president has evolved to be considered the leader of the free world, one of the most powerful men (no women so far) in the world. We will explore the limits specified in the Constitution, as well as the ways in which presidents have used institutional, congressional, and personal strategies to expand their powers. In doing that, we will address the larger question of what makes an effective (dare we say "great"?) chief executive.

This course is taught by: Professor Andrew Moore

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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