POLI SCI 100
Lecture Notes W 10/26
Alexander Hamilton favored strong, active president
Authors of constitution didn't want a strong president
1 Since 1933, all American presidents have been strong leaders (Lincoln, Roosevelt,
We also discuss several other topics like What is a zoonotic disease?
Modern Presidency (9 paradoxes)
Bold leaders that follow what voters want If you want to learn more check out What are the three things a video needs to go viral?
Strong leaders but suspicious of strong leaders Better than us but like us
Decent, compassionate and caring yet ruthless and cunning
1 Self confident but we're suspicious
of overly confident
What it takes to get elected is not what it takes to govern
Master politicians but not political
| Unites us but make touch choices
Nature of powers are weaker than what is expected for the president to do
Roles of President
• Chief of state
Nation's top admin officer Chief executive Chief diplomat
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Don't forget about the age old question of What is the epipaleolithic?
| Moral leader of country | Crisis leader
Commander in chief of armed forces
Powers of President in categories
Power to respond to attacks