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Executive Power in Times of Crisis

In this lesson, developed by and included with the permission of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, students will explore the use of executive power in times of crisis in relation to both the Constitution and the legislation of the time.

  • Students will be able to examine and analyze primary source documents, images, and cartoons.
  • Students will analyze the implications of the use of executive power in the context of time and situation by examining case studies from the terms of Presidents Lincoln, Reagan, and Obama.

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