history discussion questions part 2
Question 1- Think for a moment about the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination process. When the Senate agreed to delay the final confirmation vote and wait for the FBI to complete a full investigation of the charges against Judge Kavanaugh, were they (1) taking the â€œhigh roadâ€ and acting like the Board of Directors described in the reading or, (2) was this merely a case of the leadership succumbing to public pressure, or was it (3) some combination of both?
Question 2- In this weekâ€™s reading, the author says that the Founders â€œcreated a circumscribed presidency, not a dominant institutionâ€¦â€ How does that compare with the office today that is often described as â€œthe most powerful person in the worldâ€? Do you think that the office of the president now has too much power or is it commensurate with the state of the modern world?
Directions- Answer the questions using a few sentences and answer completely.