Your exam consists of writing two separate essays: Suggested length for each essay: 4-5 pages. Please clearly indicate the question number for each of your essays.)
PART 1: Assuming you were a counselor to a new president, what would you tell them about the nature of presidential power and authority, and what advice would you give them in order to be an effective U.S. President? (4-5 pages)
PART 2: What is public opinion? What factors influence the forma0on of public opinion? Based on your understanding of public opinion, would you agree or disagree that it is a meaningful part of a healthy democracy? Is the American democra0c system generally responsive to public opinion? (4-5 pages)
Note: I use the “American Politics Today” book written by Bianco and Canon.