April 20 - Presidential Prerogatives - Liberty and Security in Wartime

April 20 - Presidential Prerogatives - Liberty and Security in Wartime

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Political Science 201 American Government April 20, 2007 Presidential Prerogatives: Liberty and Security in Wartime Individual Liberty and National Security Presidential Power ( prerogative power) o The Constitution, Presidential Power, and the Ambiguities of Article II During the constitutional convention, most time was spent crafting the legislative, not the executive What if the country is suddenly attacked? Madison favored restricting the president’s powers Hamilton favored a vague approach where the president can act where the Constitution is silent Taft is a constructionist Teddy Roosevelt believes the president should be a passionate steward of the national interests; where the law is silent, the president should exercise bold, expansive power Constructionists o Madison, Taft Stewardship o Hamilton, Roosevelt o The Prerogative Presidency Thomas Jefferson purchases Louisiana against the law Lincoln and the Civil War o Bold, unprecedented action: “Sometimes a limb must be sacrificed to save a
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April 20 - Presidential Prerogatives - Liberty and Security in Wartime

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