Power of the Presidency

Power of the Presidency - 40. In an essay of at least two...

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40. In an essay of at least two well-developed paragraphs, evaluate the power of the Presidency. Be sure to include the following points in your essay: * Describe three specific powers that the President holds. * Explain how the power of the Presidents of the 20th century changed as compared to the power held by Presidents who were elected in the 19th century. The US Constitution, Article II, Section 1, provides that the "executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States," making the president the head of the Executive Branch of the federal government. Sections 2 and 3 tell about specific powers given to the president, including appointing judges, ambassadors, and other high-ranking government officials, veto ing legislation, calling Congress into special session, granting pardons, issuing proclamations and orders, administering the law, and serving as commander in chief of the armed forces. Article II of the Constitution provides authority for the president to recommend measures for congress to consider. This is why the president submits budgets,
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