The Paradox of Presidential Power
The president is often called on by the public or political actors to address problems of national
The president, however, has few constitutionally derived powers.
In response to this mismatch between demand
Parties and Leaders in Congress
Congressional leadership and congressional rules play important roles in the legislative
Leadership positions are created by
o the Constitution
o congressional parties
Article I of the Constitution allows both hous
This lesson is based on a 2012 article titled, Cognition and Judicial Behavior by Lawrence Baum that
described the way political scientists look at the behavior of judges and justices. Judicial behavior is a
fascinating topic in political science.
UNIT 7 QUIZ
According to the timeline, the Fifteenth Amendment further bolstered the Supreme
Court's position as a defender of individual political rights.
The 1937 " Court-packing" plan seemed to cause the Supreme Court to change its tone