Story Guides Presidential Powers: Learning About the Executive Branch
Use this guide to teach students about the offices and agencies that make up the U.S. executive branch, its powers, and its limitations.
- What are some of the defining characteristics of executive powers? Why do these powers fulfill a need not addressed by the legislative branch?
- How did the absence of an executive under the articles of confederation become apparent and lead to the creation of a new constitution?
- Overview: What is the Executive Branch?
- Visuals: What is the Executive Branch? (Visual)
- Outlines: Outline
- Transcripts: Transcript
- Lesson: Introduction
- Lesson: 1-Role and Scope of the Executive Branch
- Lesson: 2-The Office of the President
- Lesson: 3-Power and Role of the President
- Lesson: Closing
- Reference Articles: Federal Employees, Oversight of
- Reference Articles: Bureaucracy
- Reference Articles: Presidency: Powers
- Reference Articles: Separation of Powers
- Political, Government & Court Documents: Articles of Confederation (1781)
- Political, Government & Court Documents: Federalist, The, No. 69 (1788)
- Political, Government & Court Documents: Federalist, The, No. 70 (1788)
- Political, Government & Court Documents: U.S. Constitution (1787)
"Presidential Powers: Learning about the Executive Branch." History Hub, ABC-CLIO, 2020, historyhub.abc-clio.com/Support/Display/2156124?cid=256. Accessed 20 Jan. 2020.
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