Study Questions Chapter 12 1. When we look at the presidency, we find that A) the presidency began to dominate the political life of the nation by the time of the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800. B) although the United States became a world power in the twentieth century, the modern presidency functions essentially as the Founders expected. C) the growth and development of the presidency occurred primarily during isolationist periods of history when the president was the focal point of national leadership. D) until the end of the nineteenth century, the presidency basically conformed to the designs and intentions of the Founders. E) the presidency was considered the most powerful of the three branches of government, according to the Founders. 2. The change in the twentieth century that meant a substantial increase in presidential power was A) the increase in membership of the Supreme Court. B) the creation of the Bureau of the Budget.
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