I. Increased responsibilities.
A. Modern presidents have provided strong
leadership for the nation, even though the
Founders expected Congress to lead the
B. Presidents provide leadership in introducing
bold new ideas a
Chapter 9 Section 2
Role of the President
A. Head of State
1. Represents the nation & performs ceremonial
a) hosts kings/queens & heads of state
a) throws out 1st baseball
b) light national Christmas tree
c) give awards, meda
A. Need for a strong executive
1. The Articles lacked an independent executive.
2. the founders distrusted direct participation
by the people in decision making.
3. The executive would hold the legislative