POSC 110 - Introduction to American Politics - Research Paper

POSC 110 - Introduction to American Politics - Research Paper

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Running head: AMERICAN POLITICS RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT American Politics Research Essay Assignment Chapman University Author Note This paper was prepared for Political Science 110, Section 3, taught by Professor Bordner The executive powers, specifically the limitation of those powers, have changed over
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Running head: AMERICAN POLITICS RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT the course of the United States history. In order to understand the development of the presidential powers, it is necessary to begin at the founding of the United States and extend to the present. The democratic process was thought out by our founders in order to provide checks and balance for the United States government. Article II of the constitution defines executive power; some presidents have taken on different interpretation of their presidential authority. Richard Nixon had a huge difference in opinion of interpretation of executive powers: He thought anything the president did was constitutional, but he is not the only president to have changed the view of these powers. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor and against the executive orders, over the course of our history. The judicial review of executive privilege has defined there meaning in the constitution and the publics opinion. The origin of the United States is an important starting place to understanding executive authority. In the early 1800's, the president wasn't looked upon to make the laws and change the economy. The legislative branch during the early 1800's was the dominate power. Congress was the major authority of the government. During the early 19 th century the president wasn't the figure head that he is today and wouldn't share all of his views on pubic policy. (Barbes, 2014, p.58) Congress wasn't always decided by popular vote either. Popular vote of senators wasn't established until the 17 th amendment in 1912. (Barbes, 2014, p.55) Shortly after the 17 th amendment was passed, President Woodrow Wilson was elected and made actions that changed the executive powers influence on the country. President Wilson spoke out to the people of the United states to change their opinion on legislation. This was a major change in how the president of the United States was viewed and looked upon by the people. He became a public figure and was the voice to the people, instead of a voice of the people. In that century the role of the president changed from a person in charge of national security and presidential
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Running head: AMERICAN POLITICS RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT communications to a public figure influencing legislation. The changes in the government and the influence that the executive branch had on the system seemed to give rise to multiple cases involving the limitation of executive powers. In 1933, congress proposed an act that gave the president of the United States the right to control workers weekly hours, wages, and minimum age. By 1935 the case of Schechter Poultry versus United States was a suit arguing that the act was unconstitutional and should be overturned. The case ruled in favor of Schetchter Poultry. This declares Congress passed an act that was
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  • Spring '07
  • McDaniel
  • American Politics, President of the United States, Research Essay Assignment, politics research essay

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