The Constitutional Convention debated the powers of the presidency, with George Washington setting the standard for limited presidential power. As Congressional war powers eroded and rule by executive order increased, we saw the emergence of a more imperial presidency, including cases for impeachment and the eventual passing of the 25th Amendment. Is it possible to restore the Founders ideal of separation of powers and checks and balances? This updated version of the course will include the history and future of the Electoral College. All new material.