Week 6: Past presidents and elections

Lecture recording


Lecture notes

Tutorial readings

  • Edward Greenberg and Benjamin Page, The Struggle for Democracy. HarperCollins, 1995: 434-439 (Pen Portraits of Presidents Truman to Clinton).
  • Lou Cannon, President Reagan, Chapter 2, PublicAffairs, 2000.
  • William Chafe, The Unfinished Journey (7th Edition), Oxford, 2001, pp. 448-473.
  • Bruce J. Schulman, “‘Down to the Nut-Cutting’” in The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics, New York: Free Press, 2001, pp. 23-52.


Commentary on Presidential Power

Buying an ambassadorship

Key moments in 20th century Presidential History

Vietnam War