Presidential Limits And Restraints

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The President of the United States has many powers. However there are a few limits and restraints that are in place to keep the president from too much power over certain matters. The president requires the consent and advice of the Senate on many subjects. An example of this is the failure of the Versailles Treaty in 1919. President Woodrow Wilson didn 't have the support of the Senate to negotiate a peace treaty. Even though he traveled to Paris to do so the treaty was never signed. There are wartime limitations placed on the president. In times of war the president has the ability to make decisions involving deployment and other acts of war. However he is required to work with Congress to declare war and make captures. The War Powers Resolution
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