For example, the president has the power to make treaties and appoint officials, but the Senate must approve them. The judicial powers over the executive branch lie in deeming an action unlawful. The legislative powers are vested in the Congress. Congress has legislative authority, but the president can veto acts of Congress and recommend legislation. The president can also call special sessions of Congress.
Parliament can make laws on any matter due to Dicey in ‘Law of the Constitution (1885).’ He said that ‘in theory Parliament has total power. It is sovereign'. He states a number of reasons as to how this is possible. Firstly Dicey points out that Parliament can pass laws on any subject without legal restriction therefore it is sovereign. This principle is a result of the election of the Members of Parliament (MPs), by the electorate which gives them authority to represent and pass legislation on their behalf.
The Constitution creates reliability, making the president co-operate with the other branches of government. And Federalism causes both the national and state government to work with each other. Thus, Separation of powers, the Constitution, and Federalism are three major factors which constrains the presidents’ powers.
The executive branch is vested in the President of the United States. The president is responsible to enforce laws that will help not only his political party but also the constituents of the United States. The presidents has a political party it might be the majority or the minority but the president will always want
One of the most important ways the news media influence politics is through agenda setting. j. Define policy agenda. k. Explain how the national news media engage in agenda setting. l. Explain the primary reason the president tends to have an advantage over Congress in gaining media attention.
Presidents use their appointees to cement their legacy, trying to choose individuals who share their ideology. I know that has become a dirty world in how the government uses to interpret the law, but right now, there is a very bright line separating conservative and progressive issues. One should nominate someone who believes in the same causes he or she does. Choosing a nominee who is not, already a judge has the advantage of giving less fodder to the opposition, because she has no opinions available for scrutiny. On the other hand, she could turn out to be something other than the president expected.
He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate, also he meets with foreign heads of state. The President delivers the annual state of the the union address to Congress. Also, he calls special sessions of Congress when needed, commissions military officers of the U.S. Other powers the president has is to attract a crowd when he appears in person and to attract a world-wide audience if he speaks on TV. As such he can influence a public opinion and help in election campaigns, he also has some choice about where and how quickly federal funds are dispersed and so can influence individual congressmen. As a commander of the military he can use U.S troops in short teem military action in foreign countries or in case of domestic disturbances or natural disasters.
The President has many roles official roles that are outlined in the constitution. One of these roles is the Chief Legislator. It is the president’s job to shape policy, in other words, the president is the head lobbyist. To pass laws, the president can request or insist that congress enact laws that he thinks will benefit the American people. Because the American people blame the president for any problems, the president feels especially obligated to pass laws through congress.
(Bradley & Goldsmith, pg. 2091) Congress intended the President to have this kind of power so that he could use his powers of military force against a foreign enemy/force without having to go through the necessary, long steps of declaring war. Without this power, the President would be at a “unilateral disadvantage” and not be able to take and carry out the war effectively. (Bradley & Goldsmith, pg. 2091) Though, there could be some delegation within that matter to argue that the President does not have the full powers of war because they are not “implicitly delegated” by the Congress to the President.
(Patterson, 417) It is safe say that many that the Whig theory is a very restrictive idea of the Presidency, and would make a President like more than a simple figurehead. I believe that the Presidency became much more powerful and remembered when Presidents got away from the Whig theory and leaned more towards a theory of Stewardship in their Presidency. It would also seem that the Stewardship theory is more for President’s who wanted to take an active role in the leadership of the country, whereas Presidents who wanted more to follow the lead of others, and to have their decisions made for them, were more inclined towards the Whig