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HIS 303 Week 5 DQ 2 Expansion of Executive Power (Ash)
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HIS 303 Week 5 DQ 2 Expansion of Executive Power
History - General History
Expansion of Executive Power. Classical republican philosophy warned against the expansion of executive power, and throughout U.S. history, critics have assailed presidents—from Washington, to Jackson, to Lincoln, and beyond—for allegedly abusing their power in tyrannical ways. These fears arguably peaked during the Cold War, when foreign policy, a matter often delegated to the executive, expanded exponentially in importance. By the 1970s, some Americans feared that their country was being run by, in the words of historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., an “imperial presidency” (i.e., a presidency which held itself above the rule of law). Review the Constitution’s provisions regarding executive powers, particularly with regard to foreign affairs, along with the checks which the Constitution places on those powers.
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Main topic: History
Topic: History
Published: 31.10.2014




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