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Discuss the increase and decrease of presidential powers. Define “Imperial Presidency” and give two examples of presidents who increased presidential power. What is an advantage and a disadvantage of increasing presidential power?

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  1. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-government-and-civics/us-gov-interactions-among-branches/us-gov-expansion-of-presidential-power/a/lesson-summary-expansion-of-presidential-power

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    bobpursley
  2. I'm still confused. What presidental power do they mean??

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  3. These words in your assignment — and give two examples — mean that YOU choose two examples of presidential powers to write about.

    Read and re-read the linked article bobpursley gave you.
    Read and re-read Article II in the US Constitution — https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/index.html

    If I were you, I'd choose one formal power and one informal power to use as the basis of my paper.

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    Writeacher
  4. shut up "slay" at least they're trying to help while you're here being a negative outcast to humanity.

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  5. Whats the answer my dad jus took my pc i needa get my grades up🥲

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  6. For the first half of the question :

    Historians and political scientists use Imperial Presidency to describe the time when the presidents dominated Congress. The Imperial Presidency was a time where domestic and foreign policies were both increased in presidential powers. Theodore Roosevelt intended to increase presidential powers. To do this, he led the Congress to take on progressive legislation. Progressive legislation is where new laws are based on the idea that the actions of the government can provide solutions to many economic and social problems. This is one example of a president who expanded presidential power.

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  7. Historians and political scientists use Imperial Presidency to describe the time when the presidents dominated Congress. The Imperial Presidency was a time where domestic and foreign policies were both increased in presidential powers. Theodore Roosevelt intended to increase presidential powers. To do this, he led the Congress to take on progressive legislation. Progressive legislation is where new laws are based on the idea that the actions of the government can provide solutions to many economic and social problems. This is one example of a president who expanded presidential power.

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  8. Increase of presidential powers:

    Throughout American history, there have been various occasions where the presidential powers have been increased during unusual times such as global pandemic, war, economic turmoil or frayed international relations which can breed tension. President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War in 1861 temporarily suspended the rights of captured prisoners being taken to a law court to secure his release. President Lincoln also freed slaves. An increase in presidential powers can also be as a result of how the executive powers are interpreted by courts and the president himself. This was shown by President Andrew Jackson who fired his Secretary of State due to his opposition of President Jackson's policies. It was the first time a President attempted to remove a cabinet member and the President Andrew Jackson viewed that as President, he had the power to remove a political appointee. A few years ago, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because of immigration which led people to ask the extent the executive power can go.

    Decrease in presidential powers:

    To limit or put a check on the powers and actions of the Executive arm of the government which includes the President, there are checks and balances of the Legislature and Judiciary. Before a president can pass down a decree into law, it has to go through reading in the Senate and must have a majority vote before it passes on to the next reading, where more deliberations are made before it is put to law. This is one of the ways the legislature puts a check on the president. They can also put checks according to the Constitution of demanding approval from Congress before embarking on war or the use of military force. There have been various occasions where this has been flouted by Presidents of America. President Obama ordered a strike on Libya without congressional approval, President Bush ordered the torture of prisoners without Congressional approval. Also a few years ago, President Trump ordered the assassination of a top Iranian General without informing Congress and the tensions that ensued from there almost caused a war, even as there were missiles fired by both sides and the Iranians erroneously shooting down a passenger plane because they thought it was a US fighter jet. The president is required by law to order military striker or go to war with another country when there is no sufficient time to get the approval of Congress.

    Advantages of increasing presidential power:
    1. The president is able to discharge his duties with less bureaucratic hassles
    2. The president can make faster decisions for the country during times of war

    Disadvantages of increasing presidential power:
    1. The president can begin to infringe on rights of citizens and sovereignty of countries
    2. It can lead to a dictator style leadership
    3. The president can begin to feel he is above the law.

    I just submitted this as my answer, it should give you a good grade! I'll tell you if it's right once my teacher has graded it. Best of luck to you guys, have a good rest of your day :)

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