Critical Episodes in the Growth of the American Presidency
Watch these lectures, which discuss how presidential power has evolved throughout history. Most historians believe that the "modern" presidency – the ability of the president to wield his power far above and beyond what is explicitly stated in the Constitution – began with the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. FDR was also one of only a few presidents to facilitate a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.
Source: Thomas Woods, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlZdttX0xyg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL2GCf4KBGI
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