Presidential Power

Presidential Power - 1) Individual Liberty and National...

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1) Individual Liberty and National Security 2) Presidential Power a) The Constitution, Presidential Power and the Ambiguities of Article II b) The Strict Construction Presidency (Madison and Taft) c) The Energetic Stewardship Presidency (Hamilton and Teddy) d) The Prerogative Presidency (Locke and Jefferson) i) Permits executive to do something of own free choice ii) Against direct letter of the law for the people’s own good iii) Louisiana Purchase 3) Lincoln and the Civil War a) Bold, Unprecedented Action: Sometimes a limb must be sacrificed to save a body” ( Augmenting the Armed Forced, Spending Funds, Blockading the South ) i) Secession ii) Things being sent to south by Cabinet members iii) Draft army iv) A lot of money v) Naval blockade on south vi) Wants to prevent MD from seceding b) Suspending Habeas Corpus and the Ex Parte Merryman Case i) Right to know what you are accused of c) Media Censorship i) Newspaper: Favorable 39%, Neutral 30%, Critical 31% ii) Telegraphs to officers to release media
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