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04_24 imperial presidency[1]

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Imperial Presidency Introduction Presidents have taken powers from Congress over time Significance: In the past, Congress has given the President some of its powers only to take them back, but lately (past half-century) Congress hasn’t taken them back Vietnam War There are lastly consequences of the war The US used far too much technology to fight a simple war Vietnam Syndrome This was the idea Americans had that Americans can’t win unconventional wars Changes the way the US fights future wars / fights the Cold War The US then pays foreign troops to fight for the US Future examples o Nicaragua and the Contra o El Salvador, Guatemala, Afghanistan Jimmy Carter Inherits the Vietnam war His policy is to pay others to fight for the US Lyndon B. Johnson He wanted another New Deal “The Great Society” 1980s saw a bankruptcy in the federal system o LBJ’s “Great Society” cost a lot of federal money, which was okay o Unfortunately, the Vietnam war also did o The system could take one of these, but not both Expanded Medicare April 1968 MLK dies o LBJ could have passed tons of social legislation as Congress suggests, but he doesn’t o
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