Academic Papers on Presidential Studies (U.S.)

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This 8 page paper examines the presidential role in foreign affairs, particularly focusing on the impact that World War I had on the office itself. The thesis is that Woodrow Wilson's testing of limits during the war provided a breeding ground for change in the presidency. Several post war events are discussed, with an emphasis ...

A 5 page paper discussing Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents, by Richard Neustadt, and Hidden Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader, by Fred Greenstein, and how both of these works demonstrate that the power the president holds is not always as supreme as most think. The President of the United States is an individual with ...

A 17 page research paper which demonstrates how a particular research hypothesis-that the public has lost their trust in the ethical standards of those elected to high office, and particularly towards the presidency of the United States, and have developed a jaded attitude toward the subject of political scandal-can be tested. The writer offers a ...

A 3 page paper that discusses the process in which Gore achieved the democratic nomination for the Vice Presidency in 1992 and the qualities that he then demonstrated that might possibly help him to achieve the presidential nomination in the year 2000. Bibliography with 2 sources cited.

5 pages in length. There exist myriad significant entities that have created America's social, political and economic stronghold, but there has been perhaps no greater force than that of political leaders, particularly United States presidents. The notable contributions made by past American commanders since the turn of the century have had substantial influence ...

3 pages in length. Defining the relationships that existed between and among government, politics, democracy and power in the mid-1800s was a task that drew its conclusion upon a very fine line. Indeed, while all four of these entities had something significant to do with one another, at the same time they each ...

An 8 page paper discussing Thomas Jefferson and the country before, and during, the time of his election. The Federalists had implemented Alien and Sedition Acts which severely threatened the freedoms the people had fought so hard for. While this was not the fault of President Adams, it did occur during his term in office ...

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black slaves. Brodie's work does an ...

In 5 pages the author discusses Thomas Jefferson and his presidency. When looking back over the history of the United States, one person truly stands out as a leader among men. That person is Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson stands as the immortal symbol for freedom and equality throughout history. Real democracy ...

10 pages in length. As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. Throughout his esteemed political career, Jefferson maintained a great deal of belief in the common man, as well as harbored considerable sympathy and compassion for the inherent challenges. ...

5 pages in length. The concept was clear, and the idea was even carried out for a time, but the overall effectiveness of Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is far from being realized in America. Jefferson's vision was originally created to provide for the protection of a ...

A 3 page paper examining this seminal document in American history in terms of its historical ties to some of the predominant political ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly those of Locke. The paper shows how the Declaration of Independence took ideas that had been current in theory only and put them into practice. Bibliography lists ...

Though Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution asserted that each individual should have the unalienable right to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' the creation of the American Constitution, based on the Federalist Papers and extending from the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, supported the ...

9 pages analyzing ex-President George Bush's decision to enter the Persian Gulf Conflict. Focuses on his misuse of Presidential power. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing the value of honest Presidential communication with the people of the country. This President, after taking office under the very worst possible of political conditions, approached the American people with honesty and an admission of a period of indecision, but then concluded with the reminder for us that the ...

A 6 page research paper which examines the myth of Camelot and how it relates to the Kennedy years. The writer argues that this American version of Camelot fulfills many of the functions of mythology as outlined by historian Joseph Campbell. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the book 'Lyndon B. Johnson and the American Dream' by Doris Kearns Goodwin and how it illustrates Johnson's ideal of a great society, as was defined in one of his greatest speeches. Johnson was a man who held many regrets, as Goodwin so eloquently illustrated, and to a large degree ...

Woodrow Wilson

  • 10 page paper

10 pages in length. In comparatively discussing two separate biographies on Woodrow Wilson, one comes to realize that there are a significant number of characteristics and subtle nuances distinctive to each biographer. For the most part, Wilson's tenure in office is correspondingly accurate and to the point in both personal accounts, particularly with ...

November 22, 1963. On this date, in Dallas, Texas; President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. At that point in history, secrecy was a common method of maintaining national security. It was the height of the cold war, an era of paranoia and covert operations. This 8 ...

F.D.R.'s 'New Deal'

  • 12 page paper

A comprehensive 12 page overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'New Deal.' The writer explains the President's program and discusses the various measures that FDR took including those concerning labor, agriculture, restoring public confidence in banking, and more. Statistical information concerning government funding and its ultimate effectiveness is provided. Several sources footnoted.

8 pages in length. Much like his political predecessors Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan possessed a leadership quality that set him apart from a great many other leaders of this or any other time. The concept of leadership is easy to define, but it is not as easy to execute; ...

A 5 page report on Peggy Noonan's 1990 book. Speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Noonan gives a view of Washington of laughable images of self-importance while being pragmatic about herself and her own role. Of Irish-Catholic and middle class roots, Noonan gives a highly readable and humorous account of her interactions ...

A 12 page overview of the organization, successes, and failures of the Clinton and Bush campaign organizations. Provides information on both players and strategies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper analyzing why Reagan was more effective in dealing with congress than Clinton. Discusses Clinton's vacillation on issues and how he has dropped the ball on several initiatives he started as opposed to Reagan's very decisive style of management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 10 page report discusses the various health care initiatives put forward throughout the Clinton Administration, both the successes and the failures. The Clinton Administration has been decisively involved in health issues since its earliest days. However, most steps forwarded have been blocked or met with several steps back. Far too often in the ...

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