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7th hr
College History
We the People Essay

The Founding Fathers not only desired a president that was “above partisan politics” but also one that would not be allowed to become a monarch while being ““energetic”…”Energy” refers to the capacity of one person to act efficiently and vigorously on behalf of the nation.” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 70, “Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government.” Perhaps this thought gave too much lee way to the president, giving him a wide range of ways to interpret his constitutional powers
Numerous variables have been in place to help increase the president’s power. One of them being that Americans have always projected a desire for its chief executives to act energetically and to attend to the nations problems. Polls taken from the 1930’s, and on, have shown two prevailing attitudes of the people toward the president that are in direct conflict with each other. First, “people want strong activist presidents.” Second, “people fear and distrust activist presidents.” The people expect the other two branches to perform as the check and balance for the executive branch.
Other variables include “the president’s role in recommending legislation to Congress.” The executive branch is not only given the responsibility of enforcing the decisions the Supreme Court has made and the laws approved by the Congress, but also plays a larger part in the progress of federal regulations, which “elaborate the often general laws passed by Congress to make them more operational.” Both of these duties have given the executive branch more central power.
Also the use of executive orders has played a part in increasing the President’s power, because the legislative bodies have developed the habit of leaving the details in the laws that are passed to be filled in by the executive branch. Over the more recent years executive orders has become increasingly used.
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