For students following the US and comparative politics route, all examination boards require a thorough knowledge of the role, sources of power, limitations and effectiveness of the presidency, including a secure grasp of the theory of imperial presidency.
The concept of the imperial presidency was first put forward by Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger in 1973 to describe a president who transcended the checks and balances of the US Constitution and dominated foreign and domestic policy. Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson and Nixon have all been referred to as presidents who fit the imperial mould. But does Donald Trump?
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