Going Public Assignment
Read the section in your book entitled, “Going Public.” Use the Presidential Holdings – National Archives https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/about/holdings.html
(click on the blue) to address the following items.
After browsing the presidential libraries online, give one major example of a former president “going public” and making systematic appeals to the public in order to seek support for a presidential proposal to Congress. What was the proposal? Was he successful? What were the keys to his success/failure? Give examples of the specific techniques and tools that he used.
Your report must be at least 400 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations.
The presidency of the United States of America is commonly seen as an individual’s place in the government. However, more often than not, the case is different. Presidents do not make laws on their own, and they need the approval of Congress to pass their agenda and therefore lead the American people. The presidents being single individuals, there powers to control Congress may be limited especially when the majority of the Senate, as well as the House of Representatives, are made up of legislatures from the opposition side. Therefore, “Going public” sometimes becomes an effective way of swaying the votes of Congress to pass their agendas. Going public involves using a variety of measures to appeal to the people to pressure Congress or make Congress vote for bills that the presidents favor. An example of a case in……
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