American Presidency

The following post has three assignments namely;

1.American Presidency



American Presidency

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote about the “Imperial Presidency” in 1973, one year before Richard Nixon resigned from office. Since Nixon’s downfall, historians have argued that the imperial presidency remained intact despite efforts by Congress to regain power. In your final assignment, write an essay that challenges this conventional wisdom. Through the presidents that we discussed in our course, construct an essay that offers a critique of the “Imperial Presidency” argument and demonstrates the ways in which presidents have been constrained in the period that we have studied.


When choosing a college community, you are choosing a place where you believe that you can live, learn, and flourish. Generations of inspiring women have thrived in the Wellesley community, and we want to know what aspects of this community inspire you to consider Wellesley. We know that there are more than 100 reasons to choose Wellesley, but the ”Wellesley 100” is a good place to start.
which two items most attract, inspire, or energize you and why. (p.s. ”Why” matters to us.)


Isaiah Berlin acknowledges that political judgments are based on values that cannot, themselves, be objectively vindicated. His own answer to the question of what the state should do is, “not too much”–for fear of encroaching on the sphere of personal freedom. He accepts as a guideline “avoid extremes of suffering”–which is, he admits, not a very idealistic answer. Is it enough? Is it too weak a formula for government action in the face of injustice, poverty, discrimination? In stating your own view, draw on some of the other figures we have talked about–John Mill (On liberty), Herbert Croly (The Promise of American Life), Schlesinger (The Vital Center, Chap. 4, 51-68).