It's recommended that you use the CED to guide your study. These articles follow the CED's organization.
- Unit 2 Notes (Paul Sargeant Makes History)
- Representatives as delegates, trustees, and politicos (KhanAcademy.org)
- Presidential Veto Power (Senate.gov)
- The Constitution Explained (usconstitution.net) - this has some decent section-by-section explanations of each of the Articles of the Constitution with definitions and rationale.
- Foreign policy and the role of the President and Congress (study.com) - this details the difficult relationship that the two institutions have in forming and exercising foreign policy
- Executive Orders 101 (constitutioncenter.org) - a current event article discussing the use, background, and scope of executive orders. Also see this order authorizing a Union general to suspend the right of habeas corpus during the Civil War by Abraham Lincoln.
- The Politics of Presidential Agendas (JSTOR) - even just the first page of this is a good resource for understanding what exactly a presidential agenda is and how it affects the president's relationship with Congress.
- Presidential Appointments (Thoughtco.com)
- Confirmation Process for Presidential Appointees (heritage.org)
- Analysis of Federalist 70 (BillOfRightsInstitute.org)
- Judicial Review (KhanAcademy.org)
- Bureaucratic Agencies and how they work (KhanAcademy.org)
- Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch (House.gov)
- Stare Decisis - court decisions are made based on precedent, which means previous court cases. The remainder of the latin phrase is et non quieta movere, which means to not disturb settled points.1