3. Critically assess how the personality of presidents impacts on the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. As the Executive branch of the United States Government the President holds the position of Commander in Chief of all military factions. With and within these sections of the military the president can enforce the most influential life-affirming or potentially catastrophic courses of action as stipulated by decisions of foreign policy. Whilst there are operating guidelines within which the president must follow, mainly the joint co-ordination and approval of Congress, to construct and enact (Hastedt, p169, 2009) these policies, going to war being the most significant, there are a number of tactics to overcome constitutional restraint.
The Legislative Branch’s Senate, Congress, and House of Representatives can impeach the President. Impeach means to charge a public leader with misconduct in office. This limits the Executive’s power to make decisions disapproved by the Legislative. The Senate has to approve all Presidential appointments. This means anybody appointed by the President then has to be approved by Senate.
Although the President has the power, he generally delegates responsibilities to the Vice President as well as members of his cabinet. The other branches of government prevent the President from acting like a monarch or dictator but the President is able to sign legislation into law as well as veto it. The executive branch is held with the responsibility of enforcing the laws that are set by the legislative branch. For over a century the president of the United States has been arguably the most powerful man in the world. The legislative branch is the section of government that makes the laws for the rest of the nation.
The process is started by the President nominating a replacement to the vacant seat on the supreme court. A Supreme Court nomination is regarded as one of the most important decisions made in a Presidency. This is because the supreme court is referred to as “the echo-chamber” of previous Presidents, given justices are appointed for life. Because of this, Presidents will appoint justices with similar jurisprudence, their specific ideological views on the law, an example of this would be the appointment of Antonin Scalia, a strict-constructionist, by Ronald Reagan in 1986. Scalia is currently seen as the most conservative on the court.
He acknowledges foreign governments, and under the advice and consent of the Senate, basically asserts these foreign governments as credible. As Chief Legislator it is the president’s job to impact the legislation that is introduced to Congress. One of the most recognizable items of business the president does as Chief Legislator is his annual State of the Union Address. I think that at this stage of Obama’s presidential
Both Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and Tony Blair (1997-2007) have been described by some commentators as Prime Ministers who, whilst in office, had presidential-like characteristics. Thatcher was described as presidential because she was known to dominate cabinet discussions and was an example of spatial leadership. Tony Blair was known to avoid making discussion in cabinets, in order to avoid confrontation and instead discuss policy with a handful of close colleagues; this is known as ‘sofa politics’, which was similar to Harold Wilson’s ‘kitchen cabinet’. The UK Prime Minister is now effectively a President as the cabinet and key government departments have seen their role taken over by the prime minister and a small group of Downing Street officials and advisers. Thus the machinery of the central government has become increasingly similar to that of the White House machinery.
The producer had cover all president’ works so that people was attention to the other important media messages. (9) American politics has depends on its media assassination. The film was explained that how American politics can move to different direction if media can used as their sword. Just 11 days before the election, and the president has a problem. Make that a major problem.
Examples of these include Roosevelt who died in 1945 and J.F. Kennedy who was famously assassinated in 1963. The final circumstance is if a President is impeached. A president can only be impeached for ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’. An enquiry is firstly taken in the House and then if leads to a majority vote then they are trialled before the Senate.
It could be argued that this power is the most important power that the president of the United States commands; the power to persuade. In essence, the power to persuade is the power of the president to bring people around to his point of view or at least to support him in his view. In order to use the power of persuasion effectively, a president should be both charismatic and have a high public profile as in the cases of John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. The power to persuade is an important power that the president has and to ensure that the power is used effectively, he may go about persuading people, typically members of Congress, in a number of ways, either personally or through people on his behalf. The president may also employ carrots and sticks to persuade members of Congress.