Thursday, June 4, 2009

Obama Delivers Speech in Muslim World

President Obama spoke at Cairo University today, in a long-awaited speech that he had hoped to deliver in his first 100 days in office. Teachers may view this video of the speech with their students and ask them to consider the role of a United States president in international affairs. How has the role of a U.S. president evolved since 1787 when our constitution was written? In what ways does the constitution limit the president's power on the international stage and in what ways does it empower him to lead?

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