The Modern Presidency
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.
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.
List of Academic Resources:
Although you may additional academic articles obtained from the Library – here are some notable academic articles:
Although slightly edited for format: these ‘responses’ were crafted by undergraduate students: Discussion Board Example