American POTUS

The 232 year evolution of The Presidency

July 19, 2021 Scott Brun, Alan Lowe, Jeremi Suri Season 2 Episode 28
American POTUS
The 232 year evolution of The Presidency
Show Notes

From the beginning, the job of President was supposed to be limited.  Leadership skills were necessary, but the real decisions were to be made by Congress.  As time rolled on, the office grew past its humble beginnings and became the most powerful in the world.  On this episode, we get into the awesome responsibility of today’s Chief Executive – why those that get the job, find it just as frustrating as it is powerful.