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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 428 - The American Presidency

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Explores the history and development of the American presidency from George Washington to the present. The focus is on major historical developments (including the political processes by which candidates are selected and elected) and key presidential personalities (including some first ladies) that have shaped the presidency into the most powerful and influential political office in the world. Strengths and weaknesses of those who have held this office will be analyzed, and historians’ views of the “best” and “worst” presidents will be examined. Format for the course will include lecture, discussion, video and examination of key presidential speeches. Handouts will be provided.
May not be audited