Ronald Reagan and Executive Power

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Article II of the United States Constitution grants Presidents executive powers in areas of international conflict, domestic and foreign policy. Using examples drawn from Ronald Reagan's presidency, class members are asked to consider the constitutional issues raised by Reagan's use of these powers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide class members the packet in preparation for a debate of the constitutionally of Reagan's policies in Grenada and/or the air traffic controller's strike
Classroom Considerations

  • The packet focuses only on Ronald Reagan's use of executive powers

  • The eight-page packet includes background information on Reagan and his presidency as well as a list of critical thinking questions

  • Neither lesson plans nor activities are included in the packet