The American Presidency is unique to the United States. The founders feared the "Executive Branch" and did not want a monarchy. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787 there was much discussion about the selection and power of the office. Since the ratification of the Constitution each president has personalized the office to his style and the nations needs. There have been dynamic presidents, accidental presidents and during the Gilded Age they were called the "Forgotten presidents." This class will cover the establishment of the office and review the dynamics of the office and the interesting personalities that have occupied it.
Special notice: This class will be delivered online. You will need access to a computer with an internet connection that remains stable for the duration of the class. Though a chat feature is available, a microphone is preferred. For most productive audio/video participation, a webcam and/or headset are encouraged. All virtual classes will be recorded.