Choose one political leader. Then choose one particular situation in that political leader’s tenure significant enough to be considered a major challenge and a major indication of his or her statesmanship attributes (or lack thereof). Your instructor must approve your topic, and will provide further feedback as necessary on how to make the topic more appropriate and focused.
Reading for the class: Hayward, Steven F. Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780307237194. Newell, Terry. Statesmanship, Character, and Leadership in America. New York: Palgrave MacMillian, 2012. ISBN: 9781137330925. Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Current ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Vaughan, David. J. Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry. Leaders in Action. Nashville: Cumberland House Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 9781888952223. Vaughan, David. J. Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce. Leaders in Action. Nashville: Cumberland House Publishing 2002. ISBN: 9781620453926.