While he is often seen as a very influential president, his position as the first President require that he had to set many standards. In fact President Washington hoped that the presidency would not be dominate. In his inaugural address he argued for a strong legislature which he r... ... middle of paper ... ...t must deal with, it does not necessarily explain how he comes to a position on issues and deals with problems. The behavior of a President can only be explained as a combination of many factors. His personal politics and approach to the power of the Presidency will explain if he will try to lead the whole government and beyond that the whole nation, or if he will act as a clerk, putting into action the orders of Congress.
Through the vesting clause of Article II- paragraph one- executive power is placed exclusively in the President’s hands. Article II-Section III authorizes the President “… to give Congress information of the State of The Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient”, known commonly as the annual The State of the Union address. Through the State of the Union address the President demonstrates another important aspect of h... ... middle of paper ... ...uing Executive Orders that are backed by the force of said laws. The President still supervises the implementation of laws by directing administrative agencies, such as the Department of Interior and the Department of Defense. The President’s responsibilities have remained the same since 1788, yet they have been added to with every newly elected President.
This precedent allows future presidents to take actions strictly forbidden by the executive branch in times of national emergency without congressional approval. The most important expansion of the power of the presidency happened during the Jackson administration. When Jackson used the veto power of the president to influence legislation as a matter of policy and not constitutionality he arguably altered the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches. This shift in power resulted in presidents being able to dictate with the threat of a veto the way congress writes laws. This set a precedent for future presidents to push legislation such as "The New Deal", "The Fair Deal", and "a Great Society" all of which are presidential proposals.
At first and foremost the president is the executive of the law where he must enforce the law written by congress and these laws can be very specific where the law states out exactly what is to be done or it can be broad and general that is left to the president to determined how he is going to execute the law. He can also delegate law enforcement to such agency like CIA, FIB. The president must have full control and has the full responsibility of these agencies to maintain such control he has the ability to appoint people that can managed departments and agency and these appointee must report to him. With responsibility of executing the law, the president can in some degree control what is pass into law or enact on passed law upon his interpretations. The role that the president has in legislative branch is to sign bill into law or veto bill that is passed in both the house of representative and house of senate.
The first issue that will be discussed will be in regards to the power the president holds, inherently and expressly. This will then be followed by how our presidents have used and challenged their powers throughout history. Finally, we will turn our attention to Congress. We will look at how congress has taken power into its ... ... middle of paper ... ...n policy, especially in regards to the budget and treaties, the president remains the dominant power in decision-making with regards to foreign policymaking. This power is demonstrated by the authority that the president is given by the constitution and the way that is interpreted and how presidents have used their powers and challenged congress for more power.
There functions of all the branches are interrelated and the restraints on the amount of power each reserves are also coordinated. This correlation involves the system of checks and balances which was implemented by the framers of the Constitution. The President, as the highest ranking official in the Executive branch was appointed ample duties such as, Commander in Chief of the armed forces, the power to appoint federal court judges, and other top officials (with Senate approval) as well as, ensure that the laws of Congress are faithfully executed among others (U.S. Constitution, 1788). Once the President is elected, they assume the role of Commander in Chief as they take office. Along with this position, perhaps the most authoritative power is command and operation of the armed forces however, the power to declare war lies conclusively on Congress.
Constitutional Powers of the President The framers of the Constitution of the United States gave the president executive powers that only he (or she) could execute. Some of these powers are the power to grant clemency and pardon individuals, the power to appoint judges and a cabinet, the power to veto congressional bills, and what I believe is the most influential and far-reaching power, the power of executive orders. I will discuss these in this paper, and offer my thoughts. The powers of the President are listed in Article II of the United States Constitution. Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist Paper, Number 70, argued for a strong president, and believed that dynamic and enthusiastic presidential leadership was "essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the administration of the laws."
The type of leadership does a president need to be a good president? Leadership is a term people and are ,and can also vary in style. What a president needs to do is make strong group of cabinet members (Fox para. 7). The presidents cabinet members should members that eagerly would support his vision of the government ,for example Reagan and George.
But it can only become law if it is signed by the President. The President has the power to veto a bill though, which will deny the legislation and kick the bill back to Congress. It may then only be passed if 2/3 of both houses of Congress vote to pass the bill. The Executive Branch is explained in Article II of the Constitution. It explains the president’s term of office, the procedure for electi... ... middle of paper ... ...airly neat job of making sure all branches of government were given equal responsibilities and powers, one branch appears to have more than any other.
Therefore, it is mandatory for the president to gain congress's support for his bill, or at least his main goals associated with this program. The first factor that contributes to a presidential proposal being successful is the president's ability to rally public opinion in support of his bill. The best way to get a proposal through congress is keep the public informed and active as its situation. Public opinion is key for success because the public has direct access to its congress-people and is able to voice their opinions as to what they want accomplished and sway their congress-person's position. If enough people from their respective districts voice concern over the standings of said bill they may change their opinion in favor over to this current standpoint of public opinion.