Federalist papers 101

The Executive


Following their experience under the Articles of Confederation, and armed with the improved science of politics, the Framers instituted a unitary executive in the office of the president.

Unlike the executive office in any previous republic, it was designed so as to ensure energy and responsibility in the executive, which are absolutely essential for good execution of the laws, and therefore for good government.


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About the Professor

Paul A. Rahe is a Professor of History and holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2007.

He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1971, as well as a B.A. from the University of Oxford in 1974.

He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, where he went on to serve as an instructor for two years, and returned in 1996-1997 as a visiting professor.

He has taught at Cornell University, Franklin and Marshall College, and The University of Tulsa, where he taught from 1981-2007 and was named the J.P. Walker Professor of American History in 1994.


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