Political ScienceĀ  Presidents and Congress

Presidents have constitutional, institutional, and political sources of power. Of these, the constitutional powers are arguably the weakest. In an essay, describe the constitutional powers of the

presidency and analyze how 20th century presidents have been able to use their institutional and political resources to overcome these weaknesses. Given the evidence that you have

presented, what is the likely future balance of power between Presidents and Congress? Why?

Readings that you should consult to answer this question:
Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, and Spitzer, chapters 9-14 (pp. 268-451).
The Constitution of the United States as amended (pp. A11-A30 in your text).

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Presidents have constitutional, institutional, and political sources of power. Of these, the constitutional powers are arguably the weakest. In an essay, describe the constitutional powers of the

presidency and analyze how 20th century presidents have been able to use their institutional and political resources to overcome these weaknesses. Given the evidence that you have

presented, what is the likely future balance of power between Presidents and Congress? Why?

Readings that you should consult to answer this question:
Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, and Spitzer, chapters 9-14 (pp. 268-451).
The Constitution of the United States as amended (pp. A11-A30 in your text).

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