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Expansion of presidential power: advanced


Use the passage below to answer the following question.
“Both Lincoln and Roosevelt undertook acts they knew to be beyond the Constitution. Both did so in times of transcendent crisis when the life of the nation seemed truly at stake. Both acted, knowingly or not, on Locke’s doctrine of emergency prerogative, trusting that Congress would eventually approve their actions.”
-Arthur Schlesinger, The Imperial Presidency, 1973
Which of the following statements best summarizes the author’s argument?
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