Facts & Figures
No. 67 - The Executive Department
No. 75 - The Treaty Making Power of the Executive
No. 76 - The Appointing Power of the Executive
No. 77 - The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers of the Executive Considered
No. 67 - Various Fears Concerning the Executive Department
No. 68 - On the Mode of Electing the President
No. 69 - The Character of the Executive Office
No. 71 - The Presidential Term of Office
No. 72 - On the Electoral College; On Reeligibility of the President
No. 73 - Does the Presidential Veto Power Infringe on the Separation of Departments?
No. 74 - The President as Military King
Reasearch and Study Helps
- Why Don't Politicians Seem to Listen to the People?
- What is a recess appointment?
- How does the presidential nomination / delegate process work?
- Why did the Founding Fathers create the Vice Presidency?
- What is an Executive Order?
Think About It
Is the President of the United States today more or less powerful than the Founders intended? Or is the amount of power wielded by the President about what they expected and wanted?
On what factors does presidential power depend? How much did the Lewinsky scandal diminish President Clinton's power as President?
Applying What You've Learned
Conduct research on the two major candidates for President. Compare their qualifications. Which candidate is better prepared to become President? Compare the candidates on the issues. Which candidate do you agree with the most on the issues?
Read a national newspaper, e.g. the New York Times or Washington Post, and look for stories about politics. How much coverage does the president (or presidential candidates) get compared to other politicians. Why is this the case? Is there too much coverage of the President?
Headlines & Editorials
Bush's First 100 Days Washington Post