Instructions – Research Paper
Presidential Leadership in Foreign Policy-Making
In this Research Paper, you must compose 6–7 pages (not including cover and reference pages):
1) State a clear thesis regarding the president’s role in foreign policy-making and provide an example supporting your thesis. The example must be narrow and specific, such as Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima. Italicize your thesis for easy identification.
2) Explain the role of the president in foreign policy-making to place the example in context.
3) Describe the example of presidential leadership precisely, including words and deeds.
4) Evaluate the example of presidential leadership:
a) Constitutionally – analyzing the issue of whether the Constitution authorizes the presidential actions in your example.
b) Philosophically – analyzing the presidential decision in your example to determine what worldview(s) or philosophies likely provided the basis for the decision and evaluating the presidential decision in light of the Judeo-Christian worldview.
c) Qualitatively – analyzing the issue of whether the decision to take the action in your example was a “good” decision (be sure to articulate what criteria are included in your definition of “good”).
d) While your minimum requirement is 5 scholarly sources original to that paper, you must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate scholarly sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions.
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Due by 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday March 4, 2017