Lewis L. Gould : A Modern American President Essay

1357 Words Aug 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Lewis L. Gould analyzes the requirements of an Modern American President. Gould showed as that anyone can be president from former governors actors, attorney, and senators. To be a Modern American President is not just what you do while you 're campaigning it 's what you do while in office. As president you have to deal with a wide range of issues such as terrorism, domestic problems, foreign relations, economic policy, and even issues with un-loyal staff in the White House. You also have to know how to be legislate savvy because many presidents lacked this skill but made up for it with their own personal abilities as I will later talk about into further detail.
Gould touches upon many ideas but this most recurring idea throughout the book was to become a Modern American President required a balance of everything. The 1st President that Gould presented to us was William McKinley. He states that McKinley set the foundation for modern presidency but was not an example. A person that really aided McKinley and help set the foundation for presidency was George B. Cortelyou, McKinley 's secretary. He represented a key step in the initial development of the modern presidency. Without him laying the foundation for the White House house now and for the future the White House would be crumbling right before our eyes. Cortelyou shows how loyal and dedicated staff members benefit not just the White House but presidency as well.
Theodore Roosevelt stepped in where Mckinley failed…

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