15 R - POLS 206-508 R 11/15 Finish Pres & Courts I. Recent...

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POLS 206-508 R 11/15 I. Recent Presidents II. Democracy and the Court Marbury v. Madison III. Court Organization IV. Court Activity I. Recent Presidents Move from the “heroic” presidency of FDR to the “imperial” presidency— presidents that go beyond the extent of their jobs with Congress Ex: LBJ escalating Vietnam without consideration of Congress, Nixon that decides to impound funds without consideration of Congress Presidents don’t have coattails—winning their election does not help other members of their party Reagan got Congress to pass a tax cut in his first year—sometimes was on top of the world and sometimes looked like a no-win president Bush Sr and Clinton both had negative coattails. If they were supported by their party, that person was less likely to be elected to office. Popularity fluctuated a lot II. Democracy and the Court 1890: angry loser in a court case died in an attempt to kill the Chief Justice of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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15 R - POLS 206-508 R 11/15 Finish Pres & Courts I. Recent...

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