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The Presidency part 2. Rank. The President. the. Presidents. Survey of Historians: 11. Lyndon Johnson 10. Ronald Regan 9. Woodrow Wilson 8. Dwight Eisenhower 7. Thomas Jefferson. The President. Survey of Historians: John F. Kennedy Harry Truman Franklin D. Roosevelt

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the presidency part 2

The Presidency part 2

AP U.S. GOVERNMENT & POLITICS - Presidency

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Rank

The President

the

Presidents

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Survey of Historians:

11. Lyndon Johnson

10. Ronald Regan

9. Woodrow Wilson

8. Dwight Eisenhower

7. Thomas Jefferson

The President

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Survey of Historians:

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Harry Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 3. Theodore Roosevelt
  • 2. George Washington

The President

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The Expansion of PresidentialPower

Since the days of

Presidents have developed new roles

and expanded the power of the office.

HOW?

The President

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The Expansion of Presidential Power – How?

  • The Constitution is not very specific on powers or
  • limits . . . basically says the job of the Prez is . . .
  • “to take care that the laws be faithfully executed”
  • Exercise of power sets a precedent for future exercise
  • of power . . . builds over time

The President

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The Expansion of Presidential Power – How?

  • Focus of media attention, “spokesman for the nation”
  • The People tend to rally behind the President as he
  • “stands for the country”
  • Commands the military and intelligence gathering
  • agencies (CIA, FBI)

The President

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The Expansion of Presidential Power – How?

  • Use of the Attorney General & Justice Department to
  • argue for the legality of presidential actions
  • Growth of the bureaucracy, part of the Executive branch
  • Access to and control of information
  • Need for government to act quickly, the President can
  • act quicker than Congress or the Courts

The President

Military conflict

Natural Disasters

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Perspectives on Presidential Power

During the 1950’s and 1960’s people favored a powerful president.

Logical outcome of

Winning World War II

And emerging out of the

Great Depression

“We’re Number One!”

The President

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Perspectives on Presidential Power

During the 1950’s and 1960’s people favored a powerful president.

Who was president during this time?

The President

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Perspectives on Presidential Power

By the 1970’s, presidential power was checked and distrusted by the public.

Who was president during this time?

The President

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Other Perspectives from the 60’s

  • Disillusion over . . .

The President

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Other Perspectives from the 60’s

  • Loss of idealism after . . .

The President

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And then . . .

Came a leader on a white horse

Promising that we could become

a “shining city on a hill”

and defeat the evil Soviet Empire

and we would once again be NUMBER ONE

Who?

The President

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