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Issued on January 27, 2017, Executive Order 13769: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES caused mass panic and mass protests overnight. The executive order first introduced by Donald J. Trump during his candidacy for president in 2016 was a cornerstone of the future President’s campaign. The 21st century has introduced a broad range of American presidents and administrations who have introduced foreign policy initiatives ideal for analysis through the cognitive and the personified state perspectives. Initiatives that would have otherwise been deemed irrational or unsuccessful through other schools of thought have been explained by the cognitive perspective by focusing on the person or persons behind the policy. This research study analyzes the formulation and implementation/re-implementation of E.O. 13769 by focusing on the personified state through President Trump and the cognitive perspective to suggest the success of E.O. 13769 ratification was not based on the efficacy of the policy but rather persistence of the Trump administration.

Keywords: Executive Order 13769, travel ban, Muslim ban, Trump Administration


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  • Subject
    • Political Science & International Affairs

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event date
    • 17 April 2020

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Dr. Jonathan Miner