The president has constitutional, institutional and political powers. Of these powers that the president has, the constitutional powers are the weakest and thus the paper will discuss how the 20th century presidents have been able to use their institutional and political resources to overcome these weaknesses. Additionally, the paper will seek to discuss how power can be balanced between the presidents and the congress.
The president powers are in the constitution under Article II of the constitution which starts by declaring the president as the chief executive. The constitution defines how the president should be chosen and all the powers are listed and thus the president is elected by the people for the purpose of powerful presidency and independency. In the section 2 and 3 of united states of America constitution the president powers and duties are outlined clearly for example the president has the power and duty to nominate judges, make treaties with other countries, nominate other public officials in the government and even grant pardons. When dealing with the constitution it should not be revoked by any member unless some of the amendments are made. The delegated powers given by the constitution should be followed to the letter since violation of the same will lead to a jail term and other stipulated measures.
The president is the commander in chief of the National Military and other state National Guard Units, the power given to the president is stipulated in the constitution and thus the congress has the power to declare war to other countries which posts threats to other nations. For example, incase of chemical weapons that are manufactured by other countries or mass killings of civilians, the constitution states that through the congress military can be deployed there to deal with the situation. From 1941 in December, the congress has never declared that military be deployed to a particular country and help to keep peace there but it is the power