HIST 7446X The History of the American Presidency
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 743.3.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
The history of the American presidency from the constitutional era until the present day. Topics include: the constitutional debates over the executive; the establishment and consolidation of the office; the records of important presidents, such as Washington, Lincoln, and the Progressive Era presidents; FDR and the expansion of the executive branch bureaucracy; the modern presidency and the Cold War, the law, foreign affairs, and public opinion.