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HIST 111 The American Presidency

4 hours


This course is a biographical history of the Presidency that explores a number of individuals who have held the office and expanded the power of the executive branch of the United States’ government. Presidents under discussion may include George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. The course focuses on how historical context shaped each leader and his times, and vice versa. Students will also investigate the role of First Lady and some of the women who held that title.