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The growth of presidential power

Political Scientists argue that the power of the Presidency has expanded dramatically over the last century. Why has this occurred? How has the growth of presidential power reshaped the way American government operates today? There are lots of options to discuss. Please choose the two reasons for the growth of presidential power that you find most important and interesting.
R. Douglas Arnold explores the question of whether inattentive citizens can control their elected representatives. Why did many political scientists conclude that inattentive citizens are unable to control their elected representatives? Why does Arnold alternative mechanisms of political control may mean citizens can and do control their elected officials? Which position do you find more persuasive? Why?