Thursday, September 5, 2019

Barrett to Lecture on FDR and Presidential Power at FDRL

Franklin Roosevelt (LC)
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Mahwenawasigh Chapter) present "FDR, Presidential Power and the Constitution,” a Constitution Day conversation with John Q. Barrett, St. John's University School of Law, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.  This is a free public event but registration is required, here.
Article II of the United States Constitution takes up just a fraction of the overall document. The Presidential oath of office is comprised of just 35 words. Yet every action a president takes, from appointing government officials to sending American soldiers to war is enabled, or curtailed, by these few words. Most presidents -- including Franklin D. Roosevelt -- have sought to expand their ability to exercise power towards accomplishing the nation's goals. Some have been successful; some have failed. This discussion will focus on FDR's efforts and actions as he sought to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
--Dan Ernst