The President And International Relations

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The President and International Relations

The President of the United States has the most scrutinized and profiled job in the world. He is under constant media and public scrutiny as well as international scrutiny. His job responsibilities are numerous from setting the budget of the U.S. government to being Commander in Chief of the United States armed forces. While his domestic responsibilities are certainly important in his job description it can be argued that his foreign policy responsibilities are even more important. The United States sets an awesome precedent in international relations and can sometimes be the difference between growth and regression or war and peace. While the country itself sets the standard, the President and his administration are the face of that standard. Not all foreign policy is going to go the United States way however as there have been times that presidents have been duped so to speak or just handled the situation poorly over all the examples being Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostage crisis and more recently President Obama and Vladimir Putin in Russia over the issue in the Ukraine. So where does the President get his authority over international relations? The constitution instills in the executive branch alone the ability to make treaties with other nations as outlined in Article 2 Section 2 which outlines the power and duties of the President. The president as chief executive has the ability to create treaties with senate
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