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Bell Ringer: The Drawbacks of Using Executive Orders

The Drawbacks of Executive Orders

University of California, Berkeley Law Professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration John Yoo talked about executive orders and the drawbacks of presidents issuing executive orders to shape policy.

Description

University of California, Berkeley Law Professor and former deputy assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration John Yoo talked about executive orders and the drawbacks of presidents issuing executive orders to shape policy.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What can presidents do to executive orders issued by previous presidents?
  • What advantages does the process of passing laws have over issuing executive orders?
  • Why do presidents often issue executive orders instead of engaging in the traditional process of passing laws?
  • What are the drawbacks of presidents using executive orders to shape public policy?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Consensus
    • Executive Orders
    • Permanence
    • Predecessor
    • Statutory Change
    • Unilateral

    Topics

    AP U.S. Government Key TermsExecutive Branch

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity