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    Final Paper: Topic One, the Modern Presidency and its Power. In the admittedly short life time of the Presidential branch its occupants have taken massive strides in empowering and strengthening their office. At times a case could be made that the executive has aspired to too much; threating essential American political values, such is the case of President Franklin Roosevelt who secured a third term of office ignoring precedent and tradition. However, evidence would suggest that for any significant

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    questioning, ultimately leading to the abuse of power and authority. While this may seem completely absurd, many believe that this is not very far away from actual truth. Due to the uneven use of checks and balances among the three branches of government, it has resulted in the executive branch of the American government gaining too much power, therefore leaving the original intent of the constitution to be changed and unenforced. Presidential power has increased immensely over recent years and

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    Presidential Pardon Power

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    Lin Guo THE PRESIDENT’S POWER TO PARDON INTRODUCTION Each Thanksgiving Day, the White House would put on a play of “presidential pardon” to ceremoniously pardon a turkey to be slaughtered. The Presidential pardon power is a great tradition of the United State government, equivalent to the privilege of the king in the United Kingdom. The founding fathers of the United States wrote the presidential pardon power into the Constitution was to enable the president to better handle emergencies and political

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    shared powers is both a great advantage and a great disadvantage to presidential control of the bureaucracy. Great advantages of the presidency include the threat of a veto and the power of negotiation through Congress. The President can veto anything that comes to his hands and the Congress will not feel the need to override presidential authority much. Congress is willing to delegate and compromise with the president due to his power. This is due to the collective action and centralized powers of Congress

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    The President has too much power in my opinion. Even though the Congress has enough power to make the President look bad, I still believe they have too much power. Since the President is a part of the Executive Branch, he creates laws and can also veto them. In some circumstances the President has to go through Congress for their decision, like declaring war and having the power to deal with foreign affairs. Congress holds all of the power to declare war, but the President is still the Commander-and-Chief

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    Presidential Power Essay

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    Since the creation of the United States of America, the power of the President has increased dramatically. Specifically, regarding foreign affairs, the power of the President has greatly increased. According to foreign policy specialist Michael Cairo, the Constitution originally gave Congress the majority of war powers. While the formal powers of Congress include the power to declare war, raise and support an army, and regulate commerce, the President was only meant to mainly be Commander in Chief

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    constitution also states that, “The executive power shall be vested in the president of the United States of America.” The president has expressed powers that are established by the constitution, and can not be revoked by Congress. The president also has delegated powers that are powers given to the president by Congress.Congress delegates presidents the power to veto bills they enact, and identify the best means in carrying out a decision. The presidents expressed powers fall into categories that include military

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    presidents need to be given any more power than what he already has. For instance, the power the president has to veto this is the ability to stop any legislative action by simply rejecting the action. Although every law or bill should not be passed I find it very ironic that congress can spend several months on making a law and can simply have it vetoed in a day. The president also holds the power to pardon people of crimes and or political crimes. This is a power that can easily be abused by our presidents

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    limits were set in place, how the Electoral College works, what has been done about presidential succession and disability, and lastly the process of impeachment. Moving on the next section covers the different theories of presidential power; this includes the stewardship theory and the constitutional theory. The difference between these two theories is the stewardship theory revolves around the idea that executive power can be used for any actions or initiatives as long as they are not specifically

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    Article two of the constitution is the executive branch, this branch of government gives the power to the President of the United States. However in Article two, the only powers that are specifically designated to the president are The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States. He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and

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