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
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
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