How Presidents Govern: Crash Course Government and Politics #14

The office of president of the United States is the most powerful single office in the world, but the president can't govern alone. Using a short video clip, the 14th installment of a 50-part series examines how the chief executive of the United States government and politics makes decisions and policy. Viewers form opinions and engage in discussion on how much power the executive branch actually has in the scope of the government. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Short yet informative, the video is less than 10 minutes
  • Audio and visual learners benefit from the video and animation 
  • Lesson includes direct excerpts and quotes from primary sources for further research
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