November 14, 2020 | Hosted by: Florida Council for History Education
One of the great challenges facing students of the presidency today has been to reconcile the extraordinary powers of the executive with democracy. This seminar will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution including the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Most importantly, we will discuss whether those powers as they are exercised today are consistent with the Founder’s original understanding of the role of the Presidency and democratic politics, or if do they constitute a necessary departure from the Constitution.
This online colloquium will be conducted using only primary source documents, many of which will come from TAH’s published Documents Collections. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar.