Presidential Governance: Direct Presidential Action

Presidential Governance: Direct Presidential Action

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify the power presidents have to effect change without congressional cooperation
  • Analyze how different circumstances influence the way presidents use unilateral authority
  • Explain how presidents persuade others in the political system to support their initiatives
  • Describe how historians and political scientists evaluate the effectiveness of a presidency
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