The Emergence of the Modern Presidency

The Emergence of the Modern Presidency - The Emergence of...

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The Emergence of the Modern Presidency Three hierarchies and the capacity to govern Party System o By the 1890s over 90% had been were split into the two main factions o Party system is a major answer to the arrow paradox o They agree on what to disagree about This is important for the party leadership, and what is on the agenda o It’s the record keeper, they work out agendas and have a history of who did what before and what got done o Speaker of the house gives the majority party power to make agenda o The understanding of how much time is left o Log-rolling—help now offered for a returning favor later The committee system o One of the most important inventions of democracy o Standing committees: they do not change from session to session (know the importance of the standing committee) Congressional Staff o Didn’t exist until after WWI The decline of Congress; the rise of the Presidency The secondary presidency during the long epoch of congressional superiority
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2009 for the course GOVT 111 taught by Professor Lowi during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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