A close examination of the Article II of the Constitution (Executive Branch) suggests that the founding fathers, leery of tyrannical monarchs, deliberately made vague the powers and responsibility of the president. Yet the institution of the presidency has grown, over time. This expansion of presidential power and the growth of the federal bureaucracies, through executive interpretation of Article II of the Constitution, is a dominant feature of the modern presidency.
Topic 1: The Modern Presidency
Directions: Using the accredited sources listed below please provide two, specific, historical examples that demonstrate the 'growth' in presidential power during the 20th and 21st centuries.
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The Modern Presidency
Imperial Presidency is an expression, which describes the country’s modern presidency. The term became popular in the nineteen sixties and raised two concerns. The first concern was that the U.S. presidency was out of control and the second one was about the U.S. Presidency...
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