- What two ideas interested Lara Brown in the Presidency?
- What inspired Major Garrett to be interested in the government?
- What does Lara say the details of the presidency were intended to do?
- Major says Presidents _______ and Congress ________
- What does Question 4’s phrase mean?
- How does Lara say Washington portrayed his service in the military while president?
- Major’s statement “Stroke of the pen, law of the land” was in reference to what?
- In your own words, what is a mandate?
- What year of the presidency do Major and Lara say is highly significant?
- Major notes that presidents now have a role in consoling the nation in times of crisis. In your own words, describe what that means.
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