Background on the Patriot Attitude Toward the Monarchy
"… the executive authority, with few exceptions, is to be vested in a single magistrate. This will scarcely, however, be considered as a point upon which any comparison can be grounded; for if, in this particular, there be a resemblance to the king of Great Britain, there is not less a resemblance to the … khan of Tartary, to the Man of the Seven Mountains...."
—Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist Papers #69
"If you adopt this government, you will incline to an arbitrary and odious aristocracy or monarchy…"
—Anti-Federalist Paper Cato #5 on Executive Power
Why did colonists revolt?
How was the role of "President" defined by the founding fathers in order to distinguish the position from that of a monarch?
Examine the role and abuses of the English monarch as perceived by the colonists.
Analyze the extent to which the role of the president was distinguished from that of a monarch.
Evaluate how the office and powers of Presidents and Monarchs have changed over time.