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        Evolution of the Presidency | Lesson Plan

        Examine the powers of the Executive Branch in this lesson plan associated with Ken Burns' The Roosevelts. First, students read Article II of the Constitution and learn how past presidents exercised this power in practice. Then, students view the video clips below to examine how Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt carried out their executive duties during their respective terms in office. In the final activity, students produce a documentary examining one of the Roosevelt president's execution of power during a crucial time in history. See "Activity" below for the lesson plan.

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