The Historical Memory of American Presidents in the Mass Public

@article{Cohen2018TheHM,
  title={The Historical Memory of American Presidents in the Mass Public},
  author={J. Cohen},
  journal={The Social Sciences},
  year={2018},
  volume={7},
  pages={36}
}
  • J. Cohen
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • The Social Sciences
  • This paper investigates public evaluations of past presidents. Since voters generally lack much historical knowledge, such evaluations are not useful indicators of the performance and effectiveness of presidents across history, unlike the greatness evaluations of experts, like historians and presidency scholars. Still, presidents may be concerned about how future generations of voters will think about them. These anticipations may then affect presidential behavior in office. This study uses a… CONTINUE READING
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