The congress is apart of the Legislative branch.I will explain why i think that in the next paragraph. I agree that we the people have great power, or heavy power, but i still think that the congress has the most power. They have more power than any of the other branches. The people don’t. How can the people have the most power if they don’t have a big part in the branch of government.
President’s power is seen as persuasive because it involves bargaining that stems from their position, status, and prestige (Howell). Because the president’s power is more in a persuasive scale, he has scarce sources to reach the large expectations of the public. The President takes his ideas for new policies and expectations to the office but to achieve it, he must work together with the Congress (Neustadt 30). Second, the unilateral perspective from William G. Howell comprehends presidential power as a power beyond persuasion and negotiation with the Congress. For this perspective, presidents have direct power on government and public policy.
The idea of “immense” shows how the government is too strong because immense means that there is nothing stronger than it. In the book 1984, the party is a representation of the majority and they have more power than they need. The people outside of it have no voice in the construction of their society. In addition, Tocqueville goes on to talk about the strength of the U.S and how it holds high power when he says,” What I most reproach in democratic government, as it has been organized in the U.S… its irresistible power”(Tocqueville). In other words, Tocqueville is saying what he most dislikes about the American government is the fact that they have too much power.
Then as a state a candidate is chosen. The amount of influence a state has on the election depends on how many districts it has, and a district is determined by population. The more people in a state the more powerful that state is on election day. This is because one candidate can win the popular vote by a landslide but if the opposing candidate wins key overall state votes he or she would win. Many people do not agree with the way the United States elects the president.
Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order. Historical Background Before Mr. Washington was even elected into presidency, he was a politician and a soldier.
Keele (2005) points out that people have an attachment to the party they identify with. They state that parties are used to govern and the more major institutions a party controls the more policy goals that party can reach. While the minority party still has some power, the majority party is the one that governs. Keele mentions that people trust a party if it takes them into consideration and if it will act with their best interest more than the opposition party. Keele concluded that partisans’ trust should increase when their party controls government and decline when their party loses control.
When people think of how government works, unless they’ve taken a government class, they usually think of Congress making laws and the President doing pretty much everything else. No one pays much attention to the Supreme Court unless there is a landmark case or something else to grab the news — like the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But the Supreme Court does much more than you’d think regarding keeping the political machine running like a well-oiled … machine. Through not only interpretation of the law, but also judicial activism, the Supreme Court shows it can have as much influence over the laws of the land as either of the other branches of the federal government. In this paper, I will analyze the decision-making methods of the Court using the cases of Gideon v. Wainwright and Betts v. Brady.
What a president must know in order to handle his role as the most powerful man in the country has been up for debate for decades. There are some that believe the role is best served as a minimalist president in which the president allows his delegates to have more power in making decisions. Some believe that a “Self Reliant President” who takes the personal responsibility of handling most presidential responsibilities is best. Strategic competence is a mix of both approaches is which some situations are handled by the president’s delegates and some by the president himself. Every president have strategic competence in order to best govern the nation.
He argues that the president’s emergency powers have been expanded and they are all too powerful now. However, he cites examples such as the war on terror or other wars that at the time of initiation had large public support. He does not leave much room for prerogative or presidential discretion. This seems to be a glaring weakness in his argument to have a new convention. People are naturally distrustful of an executive.
One of the primary arguments to the credit of the Electoral College is that a winner can be more easily determined in the Electoral College vs the popular vote. The Electoral College has a system for handling ties (The House of Representatives), and is much more accurate than the popular vote. It is not possible to attain 100% accuracy when the voting population totals above 126 million, making for difficult logistics and guaranteed recounts, whereas determining a majority in a state to assign electors is trivial in comparison, thus “saving the nation ‘from the effects of an ambiguous outcome‘”(Hardaway 127). As well as being highly accurate in deciding a winner, the Electoral College also ensures that political candidates must campaign in nearly every state because of the power of each to affect the election, ensuring that every state actively participates in the political process. In addition, the winner-take-all system, also known as “unit rule”, while not always necessarily representative of the popular vote, “the electoral college and unit rule provide decisive majorities that lend stability to our presidential election system” (Josephson, Ross 162).