American President And His Responsibilities Discussion
Identify ONE specific power or duty assigned to the president of the United States by the U.S. Constitution.
The duties or responsibilities of the modern president extend well beyond those specifically assigned by the Constitution. Identify and briefly discuss ONE of these.
Landy and Milkis discuss the pivotal role that a number of specific presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson in particular) played in shaping the overall role of the presidency in the U.S. national government.
Select ONE of these presidents and briefly explain a contribution he made to the development of the presidency or an action he took to expand the scope of the president’s powers.
The modern president is powerful but not all-powerful. Select ONE specific example from the chapter to illustrate a check or limit on the president’s power.