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??s history the nature of presidency has evolved considerably, from the limited role the writers of the constitution had in mind to the emergence of the president-centered government of the twentieth century. This paper will therefore discuss the contributions the most transformative American presidents, and how their presidential powers and the roles expanded over the years.
Article II of the America’s constitution provides for the powers, qualifications and benefits of the presidency. Presidential power falls under three categories namely constitutional, delegated and inherent forms of power. Delegated and constitutional powers make up the expressed powers since they are clearly outlined in the constitution. Inherent powers however, have been interpreted differently, in which at times make the president to have great power. The powers of the president have always been controversial. Judiciary and the congress have clashed with both Clinton and Bush administration over matters of executive privilege, the war on terror and impeachment. The constitution assigned military, diplomatic and appointment powers to the president. Almost all modern presidents have expanded their powers. Given the foreign policy challenges of Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea together with the disruption involving domestic economy of the credit crisis, president Obama will soon have to use his executive power as his predecessors have.
Executive order is a form of inherent power in which is a regulation or rule issued by the president that has the force of law. Reasons for issuing such an order may be to enforce statutes, to modify or establish how executive agencies operate and to enforce treaties or the constitution. For example, on September 24, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower issued an executive order 10730 dispatching several troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to stop local angry mobs from interfering with Central High School’s integration.
Until the 1930s congress dominated the
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A President represents a democratic government and has a power of appointing or dismissing Prime Ministers (Friedman, 2009) but here, a question raises that why we actually need a President? This answer on the whole is easy to deliver that, if there wouldn’t be a President of a country then who would take care of the sensitive issues of the country.
As a leader, he ensures that laws passed by Congress are enforced, he grants pardons and amnesties for extreme federal crimes, issue executive orders and directs the work of state and government agencies and departments. The White House Office (WHO) is also where the President organizes state and government meetings when discussing major economic, foreign and national security policies.
It is not uncommon for a U.S. President to come into office facing important and divisive issues but the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, inherited a nation that was literally dividing, the most significant issue faced by any who has held the highest office either before or since.
But the pressure of life in the White House will stun the President unless he/she is taking up the Presidency for the second time. Most importantly an American President has got to be tough as the responsibilities of the post leave no other options. Besides being the political Head of the State, he is the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Air-Force and Navy.
However, Dickson is not limited to the theoretical perspectives of Neustadt. This is because he also analyses the information gathering process through the eyes of other theorists. On this basis, Dickson compares institutionalism, and new institutionalism theories of the presidency.
More tragically, John O’Neill himself would perish in the attack as he was then working in the World Trade Centre as a security officer. John O’Neill has had an impressive career path covering various roles within and without the FBI. Always drawn to the allure of a special agent for the FBI, John’s first job was as a fingerprint clerk and tour guide at FBI Headquarters in Washington.
An analysis of these three books is carried out, in order to shed more light on the presidency of James K. Polk. From a historical perspective, the Polk Presidency has been viewed as a predominantly favorable one, because it was able to achieve territorial acquisitions within a short time span.
Over the years, several presidents have excelled in uniting the American people and leading the world in democratic principles. Although some have been prominent for restoring American economic might, others have been outstanding