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 nation’s needs. There have been dynamic presidents, accidental presidents and during the Gilded Age, "Forgotten Presidents." This class will cover the establishment of the office, review the dynamics of the office, and the interesting personalities that have occupied it.