ERIC Number: ED028190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Polk and Mexico: A Study in Presidential Leadership and the Use of Power. Teacher and Student Manuals.
Focusing on James K. Polk's handling of the diplomatic crisis with Mexico, which followed his accession to office, and on the results of the Mexican War, this unit asks the student to evaluate Polk's actions. In the evaluation, the student must assess the responsibilities of presidential leadership and confront the implications of power in international affairs. Subsidiary questions include the relationship between the President and Congress in the making of foreign policy, the problem of criticizing a President's wartime policies, and the question of whether war is ever justified as an instrument of national policy. (Author)
Descriptors: American History, Area Studies, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Policy, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Mexican American History, Political Power, Political Science, Presidents, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.
Identifiers: Mexican War; Polk (James K)