Develop framework of executive powers within the checks and balances system. Understanding between expressed and implied powers.
Rank Presidential powers
Enhance research skills for necessary additional material.
Practice debate and public speaking skills.
GI.T3C C. Trace the significant changes in roles, powers and size of the three branches of government.
Implied Powers of the President: https://u.osu.edu/ratliff.121/2016/05/23/what-the-president-can-and-cannot-do/
Second Article of the Constitution: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/articles/article-ii
Students will be provided with Article 2 of the Constitution. Students will be asked to determine the six enumerated rights and duties of the President. Once all six have been discovered, students will rank them from least to most important considering presidential power. Students will be required to defend their rankings.
Next, students will be asked if presidents do anything beyond what is listed in the Constitution. This will open discussion to implied powers. Once several actions of the president have been analyzed as implied powers, students will add these powers to previous rankings. Once again, students will defend their rankings.
Optional assignment: Students will write a reflection on the exercise. They will state if they agreed with the group on the rankings and explain why or why not.