Essay on President Of The United States

784 Words Oct 26th, 2015 4 Pages
President of the United States(POTUS) - Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat, Commander-In-Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, Chief Guardian of the Economy. It seems the person who holds this position is the most powerful person in the world. But, as the pioneers of modern democracy, has the United States’ stripped the position of it’s power in it’s attempt to realize a perfect system of checks and balances? Or has the spike in executive duties given the President far too broad a purview? In a constantly evolving society, the role of the government and of the President are constantly changing causing sharp conflict between those who believe the President holds too little or too much power.
Often called the Leader of the Free World, the President of the United States holds the highest position of authority over one of the worlds most powerful countries; the position’s power only seems to grow with time leading many to be wary of a president with too much power over Congress. When the nation first formed, the members of the Philadelphia convention signed into law the Constitution, in which, Section II Article II lays out the presidential powers in a grand total of 3 short paragraphs. As time progresses and new problems arise, the presumed powers of the President continue to grow, however there is no written or formal document that outlines every power the president does and does not have. As Peter Shane, a professor of law at Ohio State University, said: The…

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