The Presidents greatest powers lie within foreign policy. He is Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces and it is their job to defend the USA from all foreign threats. They can order the use of troops overseas for 90 days without declaring war however; after the 90 days and if they want to declare war officially they have to get the approval of the Congress. But the President has often taken military action without declaration of war. American Presidents have authorized military force abroad more than 225 times.
President Seven Vital Functions/Roles: 1. Chief Legislator- The president can recall Congress into a special session and can veto the bills passed by Congress. 2. Party Leader- It is the most important domestic role and the president is a symbolic leader for the party members and asserts influence in the party’s operations by selecting the national party chair and serving as the party’s premier fund-raiser. 3.
In summary, the Congress is given the power to declare war and “to raise and support armies”, but the president is authorized to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces “when called into actual service of the United States.” This means the President has the power to move troops where he deems fit regardless of congress. See the issue here? In Issue 5 of the reading we hear two sides if the President has unilateral war powers or not. John C. Yoo is a Law professor at the University of California Berkeley says yes he does have unilateral war powers. Yoo “argues that the language of the constitution, long-accepted precedents, and the practical need for a speedy action in emergencies all support broad executive power during war.”(Taking sides p73).
As the America's leader, the president is considered our countries head figure who stands and acts for the American people as a whole. Many of these implied powers, which are assumed as granted under the Constitution although not explicitly listed, branch from a president's responsibilities that increased over the past few decades. Many presidents have used their implied or informal presidential powers to enhance their personal influences, and often the power and potential influences of later presidents. These informal powers are also derived in part from the president’s use of the image and reputation of the office
Chandra Lauderdale Short Paper 1 Govt. 2302 The main purpose of this chapter is to trace the expansion of presidential responsibilities and power, identify the many roles Presidents play, the functions filled by the President’s many advisers and helpers, the conflict between Presidents and Congress, and assesses how democratic the presidency is and whether presidents Respond to the public. The key questions that the author is addressing are, Does it strike you as odd that an era that produced some of our most respected presidents was in fact a time Of congressional dominance? Are there adequate checks in place
Under Article I of the Constitution however, Congress holds many exclusive and monumentary powers, including but not limited to: budgetary powers (taxation, control of national debt), military powers (declare war), lawmaking (passing federal legislation), representation of constituents, investigation, and serving its consittuents. Congress also has dominion over other branches of government: the House of Representatives, for example, holds control over impeaching governement officials and controls the budget for other branches. The Senate must approve treaties and holds power to confirm or unapprove “...federal judgeships, ambassadorships, and cabinet level posts” (Katznelson, Kesselman, Draper, p.45).
What makes the President of the United States of America so important to the creation and influence of history? How do you grade such and influential person. Each president up to date has had a profound impact on what America is today. For good or bad, a president is responsible for the welfare and safety of the American people. Decisions by the president of the United States shape the American culture and define what it is to be an American.
What is leadership? “Leadership has been defined in many ways: as a matter of personality, as a power relation and as ‘the process by which groups, organizations, and societies attempt to achieve common goals’” (Hald-Mortensen, 2007) I believe that an effective leader must have the following qualities a clear vision, the ability to make the proper decisions, and how to delegate. In researching the leadership styles of President Dwight Einsenhower and President John F. Kennedy, it seems that both these presidents had these traits in their own ways. Both presidents were against the expansion of communism through what President Eisenhower coined as the “Domino Theory” and supported the government of Diem in South Vietnam in order to avoid this
In this essay I want to demonstrate that The President of the United States has a major role in the executive branch of government.In the first part of my essay I will talk about the duties of the President.In the second part I will focus on the limitations which he encounters during his mandate.In the last part I want to demonstrate the Head of State can manage to have a great career and that he is able to influence what happens in his country. The President of the United States is the only nationally elected politician who has the responsability of speaking for its country as a whole and of representing the national interest both in foreign policy and domestic affairs.The President has various political roles which he must execute in order to lead the country properly. One role of the President is that of Head of State.He is busy with the administration of the country and he must stand for the highest values and ideals of the country.As the Chief Executive he decides how the laws of the United States are to be enforced and chooses officials and advisers to help run the Executive Branch.He is also a Chief Diplomat and decides what American diplomats and ambassadors shall say to foreign governments and with the help of advisers,he makes the foreign policy of the United States.The President is in charge of the U.S. armed forces like the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines as a Commander-in-Chief.He decides where troops shall be stationed, where ships shall be sent,how weapons shall be used and all military generals and admirals take their orders from the President.The fifth role of the President is that of Chief Legislator and due to the Constitution he has the power to influence Congress in its lawmaking although only Congress has the actual power to make laws.As Head of Party he "exercises great influence over the party's national organisation and can play a major
What I would do if I arrive as a Diplomat to other country? In general when diplomat negotiate atreaty, attend a state dinner, or arrange a visa for a traveler to the one country, we will all have the same mission—to represent the interests and policies of his own country. Beyond that, diplomats’ roles and responsibilities are immensely varied.we are the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad. I have to be a strong leader—a good manager, a resilient negotiator, and a respected representative of my country. A key role of my job is to coordinate the activities not only of the Foreign Service Officers and staff serving under me, but also representatives of other agencies in the country.