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1. What did Kennedy say about the power of the presidency?

  • 'the president is rightly described as a man with extraordinary power. Yet it is also true that he must wield those powers under extraordinary limitations'
  • 'public expectations of the office remain just as high as the ability of presidents to meet these expectations has diminished'
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2. Who says that whilst presidential popularity is obviously an asset, it has no effect on their ability to put pressure on Congress?

  • Edwards
  • Neustadt

3. According to Peele, which of the following is not a way in which FDR transformed the presidency?

  • strong conception of presidential power (first 100 days)
  • expansion of staff
  • made it the centre of political consciousness
  • added media appeal
  • strengthened the legislative and agenda-setting role

4. Who notes that 'that presidential approval is often a function of national and global economic cycles or foreign policy events that are largely beyond a president's influence doesn't matter'?

  • Cronin and Genovese
  • Lijpart and Strom

5. When framing the US constitution, who said 'enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm'?

  • Madision
  • Hamilton

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