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Essay Expectations

1. Decide from which ideological perspective you will analyze the Obama presidency. 

2. Determine which issues (at least three)  you will use to evaluate Obama’s legacy.

3.  Research the issues you have chosen. 

4. Apply your ideological lens to the issues you have chosen. 

5. Incorporate the point of view of your sources.

6. Include the counterargument.

7. End the essay with a strong conclusion. 

The Presidency -- General Information


The President's Job (according to the U.S. Constitution)

"The Presidency" from Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics2009

Student Resources articles

"Presidential Powers" from Encyclopedia of the American Constitution2000

"On the American Presidency" by Henry Steele Commager (1980)