Pinckney said, “How far do you intend to go in reducing the power of the states?” (Page 69). This shows that there was a balance that had to be found. Some of the topics they debated on where topics such as the president 's salary and how to prevent against sectional favoritism. The largest topic, however, was on how the president should be elected. One of the first struggles the men encountered was on who should elect the president.
By this title, the president is the highest military authority in the United States, reinforcing the concepts of civilian supremacy over the military. They are in charge of the United States Armed Forces, deciding when and where troops are to be stationed, along with how weapons are to be used. The ultimate power to declare war is given to Congress, as specifically expressed in the Constitution. However, many presidents have ignored and acted against this, claiming the inherent executive power to defend the nation. The War Powers Resolution was thus set in place in 1978 in attempts to better control the president’s powers as Commander in Chief, encouraging the president to consult with Congress before acting in times of
Lastly, using three major topics, we’ll gage how the President handled new events in the country, regarding the measures he took to counteract threats and his public statements which indicate if things important to the public are also important to Trump. The tense situation in Puerto Rico is an example of an unexpected catastrophe that required him to take action and can be used to judge the President’s willingness to help. Good and bad, heroic and villainous – those are rather subjective concepts, but in this paper, they are measured by looking at the eventual outcome for the United States altogether as well as individuals affected by certain events. It will be interesting to see
First, we must know that the White House is the location of office spaces for the President’s closest assistants. They usually see over the political interests for the President. The President has total control over them- he or she can fire any of them at will. The staff does not have to be confirmed by the Senate. Whoever is closest to the President obviously has more power and influence towards them.
The constitution brought about many important changes, with the most influential on politics being checks and balances. In James Madison 's the federalist, he outlines the concept of checks and balances, showing that checks on both the people and the government were necessary. The rise of the two political parties happened during this period with the being the
Distinguished members of Congress, we the United States of America, have fought two years of this war, costly in both currency and lives, against a group of rebels, who against the Constitution seceded and formed the so-called “Confederate States of America,” but for what purpose are we fighting? We fight to end the brutal institution of slavery, to uphold our constitution and moreover to uphold this glorious union of all American states. How, you may ask, do we create a nation composed of persons of many different beliefs? We must firstly handle the issue of those engaged in the creation and protection of those treasonous states, next is the issue of use of the land of the rebel states, and finally we shall discuss the fractious issue of
The Presidency in the United States is a duty that requires extreme dedication, conviction, and passion. The President of the United States takes on a number of different roles simultaneously to fulfill their duties. These roles are: Chief of State, Chief executive, chief administrator, chief diplomat, commander in chief, chief legislator, party chief and chief citizen. As the Chief of State, the President is the head and ruler of the government and is also seen as a symbol of all the people. As the Chief executive, the President is vested by the Constitution with broad executive powers.
The president’s role is to carry out the "functions of the executive" which is outlined in Iranian constitution. The president is directly elected by the people of Iran, which gives him legitimate authority to carry out his functions. The president of Iran has all the trappings of a head of state, receiving and appointing ambassadors, singing treaties and legislations, but in fact, the Supreme Leader is the head of state. The president is however, the head of the government. This role includes overseeing the executive powers of the government, selecting and presiding over the Council of Ministers, appointing ambassadors, governors, mayors and directors of the Iranian Oil Company, National Bank and the Plan and Budget
needful roles in Congress, that’s what it makes them important to Congress. After all is where a bill may become a law, and those laws will serve to rule the country. When talking about political parties they were formed long time ago since the beginning of our nation. Defining a Political Party, America counts with two major parties nowadays. The Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
Do you ever run into roadblocks and challenges? Do you ever wonder what this challenge will uncover as you begin to face it? Some challenges are not meant to be solved, but there is a reason behind that. However, in terms of our government as a whole, we need to face issues together. Our biggest challenge facing our new president will be getting our congress to agree and work with our President.
The President faces a challenging task when selecting nominees to the Supreme Court. David Yalof point out many problems in the nation, in the branches of government, and the President’s own circle what must be considered when making a nomination. Supreme Court nominees is the most public part of the nomination process. Yalof also states the changes the government has gone through, affecting the selection of Supreme Court nominees. Yalof talks about some Presidents from Truman to Reagan.
While with the Articles of Confederation, it was the states that held majority of the power and jurisdiction of the United States; these powers were being granted to the new National Government. The individual state governments would though maintain some of the authoritarian power that was granted in the Articles of Confederation. This was a major concern of our founding fathers, they did not want a national government that would become so powerful, that its’ citizenry would become its subjects such as that they revolted against, England. So of this fear was born the separation of powers between the different branches of the national government. Both houses of the legislature would have to agree on a cause for a law to be enacted, and once approved it would be sent to the newly created executive branch for that elected official to sign into law.
George Washington’s Presidency George Washington, as every American has known since around pre-school, was our nation’s first president. But what if we didn’t have a president? Maybe a king, or even a theocracy? Originally, George Washington thought that maybe a constitution may not work, and a ruling elite may even work better (William P. Kladky). The Constitutional Convention had many long and heated debates on how to best create their government to give equal power to all branches of the government, and a board of three was one of the contenders (William P. Kladky).
“Bureaucratic accountability is the degree to which bureaucrats are held accountable for the power they exercise in which it occurs largely through the president, Congress, and the courts.” (Patterson, 2013, p. 346). The president holds the power to reorganize agencies when needed, appoints the political head of each agency, and has management tools that can be used to limit bureaucratic proposals. Since the president can’t possible manage the many agencies within the federal bureaucracy by his self, Congress also has the power to hold accountability. Congress does this through its authorization and funding powers and other strategies. “Congress has constitutional authority over spending; it decides how much money will be appropriated for agency
All in all, between the years of 1789 and 1860, the existence of political parties has deeply affected the development of the American economy, government, and social framework. The American political system has seen the rise and fall of numerous political parties who had a multitude of stances on different issues. Just as George Washington said, a one-party political system is not a true democracy. That is why the American political system has been one of the most successful, as their are often two primary political parties that will not allow the country to lean too far in one direction on the political spectrum, thus balancing and counteracting one