ERIC Number: ED271383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
So Great a Power to Any Single Person: The Presidential Term and Executive Power. A Guide for Discussion of Proposals to Limit the President to a Single Six-Year Term.
O'Connor, Alice; Henze, Mary L.
A discussion guide, one in a series on constitutional reform issues developed by The Jefferson Foundation as part of the Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution project, examines proposals to limit the President to a single 6-year term. The first section discusses the formative debate involved in the framing of the executive branch. The Presidential term and the Anti-Federalist response are also examined. The second section focuses on the continuing debate during the 19th century over the 6-year Presidency and discusses present reform issues and national interest. The third section examines reform packages during the 1900s and gives arguments for and against a single 6-year term. Also included is a brief legislative history (1826-1984) of the debate over the 6-year Presidential term. This document concludes with a listing of quotations contributed by historians and politicians reflecting on the 6-year Presidential term. (RSL)
Descriptors: Civics, Constitutional History, Educational Resources, Federal Government, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Governmental Structure, Instructional Materials, Political Science, Presidents, Secondary Education
The Jefferson Foundation, 1529 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SO 017 351-358.