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Crafting a republican executive: The presidency and the Constitutional Convention

1 April 2021

Summary

The Constitutional Convention of 1787 knew the young nation needed a strong executive that was still accountable to the general public. In short, the new executive was to be an unprecedented mix of monarchic-like vigor and republican restraint.

Authors

Gary J. Schmitt
Resident Scholar in Strategic Studies and American Institutions

Tags

executive branch founding fathers us constitution politics and public opinion us presidency