By the end of the New Deal era, had the executive become more powerful than the judiciary, or vice versa? Did they remain the same? Why?
Your thesis statement is the answer to this question. Do not cite anything other than the book and the sources linked below. While you may cite any part of the book if you so choose, most of the information for this question comes from chapter 23. Do not write in the first person. This paper must have a thesis statement, footnotes, and a bibliography in this case, of the sources below. This writing assignment will be a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) pages, where the student will analyze evidence from the textbook and primary sources. See the rubric for how the paper will be graded, but bear in mind the final grade is determined by the instructor.
When forming your answer, think about the shift in the Court’s position throughout these three cases, and FDR’s position on what the Court should or should not do. What is happening to the Court’s view of the Constitution? How does FDR justify his actions? How does each branch conceive of the other’s role in government?
Read from pages 53 to 88 of the opinion (Links to an external site.) from United States v. Butler
Read from pages 25 to 61 of the opinion (Links to an external site.) from A. L. A. Schechter Poultry Corp. et al. v. United States
Read from pages 08 to 22 of the opinion (Links to an external site.) from West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish
Read President Roosevelt’s March 09, 1937 fireside chat (Links to an external site.).