Research indicates the first person American children recognize outside their friends and family is the President of the United States. The president is commonly known as "The Leader of the Free World," and "The Most Powerful Man in the World." Did the Founders intend to create an American presidency this powerful? How did presidents acquire more power over the last 230 years, and how might the presidency change in the future? Our guests on this episode, Dr. Aaron Mason and Dr. Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, discuss the history of the American presidency, the evolution of presidential power, and some key examples of successful and failed presidencies.
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