Successful Modern Presidency Term Paper by KillerT

Successful Modern Presidency
An examination of the necessary skills for a modern president.
# 91482 | 2,106 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper defines the skills needed for a president to have a successful term in office in the modern era. The paper compares and contrasts the skills and performance in office of Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush, two famous twentieth-century presidents. The paper examines the factors that led to the successes or failures of these particular presidents. The paper provides the writer's personal opinions.

From the Paper:

"The modern presidency is an office that requires many skills and abilities to successfully fill. From emotional intelligence to vision, to public communication to political skill, from emotional intelligence to cognitive style and abilities, to decision- making skills to problem-solving skills, to having challenges that an agenda is needed to solve, all of these skills are needed for a modern presidency conducted by any president to be considered successful."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Greenstein, Fred I. The Presidential Difference. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • "Lyndon B. Johnson." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dec 12. 2006, 23:20. Wikimedia Foundation. Dec 13. 2006.
  • "George W. Bush." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dec 13. 2006, 14:25. Wikimedia Foundation. Dec 13. 2006.
  • Schneider, William. "Opening Another Front(State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III." National Journal. Oct 7(2006): 64.

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