My opinion, a lot of things: Is he an honest man with integrity? Does he think of others with equality? Can he be optimistic in times of despair? These are all questions of the president’s leadership, which is my first of three criterions for what makes a great president. The President has to be a man that can balance the institution of our government with strong morals, although some have had their morals in the wrong places.
Three Reasons Thomas Jefferson Would Despise Democracy Today During the late 1700’s, a beautiful thing happened within the world. A country came about that began to dominate the world. The principles on which which this country rested were presented by a man of great intelligence. This man is none other than Thomas Jefferson, whom presented this country the foundation of principals for which is still stands today. However, that may not be entirely the case, as Paul Cartledge explains, “There is no one 'democracy ' but rather a multiplicity of them”.
“The president 's power is felt all over the world.” No nation is so remote from the U.S. that they can avoid the repercussions of American diplomacy. The president can abuse their powers and it will affect the U.S as well as other countries that associate with us. “The formal powers as listed in the Constitution say little about a modern president 's real power.” Modern presidents have way more power than was is listed in the constitution, they do not have to follow the guidelines completely like past presidents would have had to. Informal powers are granted to the president now, in order to “better the country.” The president is capable of hurting other countries with his powers and modern presidents have a lot of powers that are not specifically given in the
(Burton, 103, Social Darwinism) After being aware of this, Theodore Roosevelt’s plan was to make America the stronger country and gain power by taking other nations. Theodore Roosevelt is a patriotic American icon to many people today because of his acts of bravery and toughness. (Burton, 357) In the olden days (maybe until today), a huge country with dominance over other countries is the ideal country for Americans. “Theodore Roosevelt was a nationalistic patriot and imperialist in his very bones” (Burton, 357). This was one of the reasons Theodore Roosevelt wanted to build a bigger America, due to his “Pride of the Nation”.
Jessica Jung Mr. Harris AP Government & Politics 27 February 2018 Delegated Powers of President: Success of Truman’s Presidency The president is considered to be one of the highest people of authority, holding responsibilities that are unlike any other individual in the American government. The president is the face of the nation and is often judged for their abilities to act in times of crises. Former president Harry S. Truman is a prime candidate of being arguably one of the most successful presidents in history. The success of any given president is assessed based on their abilities to properly use expressed and inherent powers, along with being able to engage and apply their roles as president when meeting the needs of the public. Expressed powers are those specifically mentioned and delegated to the president as written by the Founding Fathers in the U.S. Constitution.
Decades later, a number of public figures have also incorporated their own take on the Amerian ideal into their speeches. Former president John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address has a powerful message about the unity of Americans, while current president Donald Trump talks about how strong American citizens are. In “TheAmerican Scholar” Emerson concludes his speech with his take on the American ideal. He emphasizes that the perfect scholar should be courageous, independent, and a maverick of sorts. Trump and Kennedy are known for being different from other presidents in their own way, but they both possess the qualities mentioned previously.
2. If we were to understand semi-presidentialism as the situation where a country has a president with quite considerable powers, but where there is also a prime minister with some political authority too, then, in practice, the set of semi-presidential countries in non-democratic regimes would indeed be empty. Typically, authoritarian and competitive authoritarian regimes are governed by a single, powerful political leader, often holding the office of president. As we have seen, though, it is misleading to think of semi-presidentialism in this way. At root, the concept is taxonomic.
“The Great Communicator,” who, when listing the top presidents in American history, would be towards the top every time. As evident throughout his life, Ronald Reagan is indeed one of the most influential citizens of American history. For starters, Ronald Reagan was not only the most inspirational American in U.S. history, but he also lived the real American dream. He was the Average Joe born in the suburbs with a middle class family. It was then in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois that he learned, “the love and common sense of purpose that unites families and communities and recognized it as one of the most powerful forces on earth” (The Reagan Family Settles In Dixon, Illinois).
This speech is made by Bill Clinton for the audience to re-elect the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Clinton talked about Obama’s contributions and ideas that helped America during Obama’s term. The audience of such speech would most likely be the Americans interested in electing a president. Bill Clinton himself was a former president, which boosted ethos; he was once an expert authority on this field, so his words seem trusted. Still the main appeal to ethos in the speech isn’t for Clinton, but for Obama instead.