Executive Power in Times of Crisis
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At the National Council for History Education Annual Conference, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center presented a new lesson: “Executive Power in Times of Crisis.” This lesson explores the use of executive power in times of crisis in relation to both the Constitution and the legislation of the time. Using exclusive primary source material from the National Archives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, students will explore how President Lincoln, President Reagan, and President Obama utilize(d) their executive power against the respective threats of their time.