Modern Presendency

A minimum of 350 words required with direct quotes and references from sources listed below.

 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 ofArticle 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 use additional academic articles obtained from the Kaplan library – here are some notable academic articles:

Tushnet, M. (2015). The Presidential Empire. Dissent (00123846), 62(2), 101.

Savage C. Takeover: Return of the Imperial Presidency [article]. Washburn Law Journal [serial online]. 2008;(2):299. Available from: HeinOnline, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 13, 2015.

Mathews, M. K. (2001). Restoring the Imperial Presidency: An Examination of President Bush’s New Emergency Powers [article]. Hamline Journal Of Public Law & Policy, (2), 455.

Carey, G. W. (2007). The Problem of the Imperial Presidency. Modern Age, 49(4), 443-451.

Rudalevige, A. (2006). The New Imperial Presidency : Renewing Presidential Power After Watergate. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Boyer, P. (2010). The Imbalance of Power: How the Manhattan Project gave birth to the imperial presidency. American Scholar, 79(2), 105-108.

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