Mr. President

Topics: United States Constitution, President of the United States, Founding Fathers of the United States Pages: 2 (872 words) Published: October 21, 2013
Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive Analysis On June 1, 1787 Federal Convention first talked of establishing a new executive branch. James Wilson said that the Executive should consist of a single person. To U.S. citizens today, this is an obvious statement, but it wasn’t at that time. Americans had just won their independence from an autocratic monarch, Britain. They feared that another oppressive leader would rise and try to dictate to the newly independence-gained country. In the book “Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive”, Ray Raphael explains how the founders created the Chief Executive to specifically prevent this from happening. Ray Raphael’s purpose of writing this book is that he could inform others of how and why the Chief Executive was created. He also wanted to add a little of his point of view on politics today and back then the Chief Executive was created. Raphael supports his ideas and theories very well. An example of him displaying his idea is when he portrays Governor Morris the “savvy” hero of the story. He is kind of biased towards Morris because of the way he describes him (flamboyant, not deceitful, savvy, etc). Ray Raphael also showed his ideas towards the Electoral College many times throughout the book, one quote to show this being, “The concept was simple, even if the mechanisms were not. The people would remain in the picture, but others would make the final choice”. Raphael showed dislike of the system through this statement. Throughout the book I don’t think Ray Raphael lacks any support for his theories or ideas for the reader. From what I read all of his ideas and theories were more or less supported enough to not leave me questions from reading, so no questions were left by Ray Raphael either, in my opinion. In order to show how the Founding Father’s views changed as they struggled to find a way to appoint a leader that would not have the power to complete oppress the...
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