Who Has The Power Of Foreign Policy Making?

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Who has the most power in foreign policy making? Historically, in other government, kings, queens, emperors, and Lords held all of authority and power over their people, they could establish any rules. In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States, but at his times, the presidency wasn’t have much power because the power of the nation resided in congress. But, today, the president of the United States is among the most powerful man on the world. Under our Constitution, some power belong to president, and some power belong to congress and other branch. The Constitution gives the president the powers to create a treaty, receive foreign ambassadors, grant pardons, and execute the laws of Congress while Congress is the head of the legislative. When it come to the foreign policy issue, both the executive and legislative branches each play important roles in it; however, after reading the chapter 10 and 11 in the textbook “Understanding American Government” 13 edition, I believe that the president is the dominant force in foreign policy making.
First of all, the president is a dominant role in making foreign policy because he is a chief diplomat. As a chief diplomat, a spokesman, the president is granted the powers to appoint the secretary of state and ambassadors to represent the United States aboard. Moreover, the president has the power of negotiate treaties with other countries and receive foreign diplomats (335). Although most of international

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