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The Power of the Presidency I believe that most significant of the powers at the hands of the President are those that are considered informal especially those that allow him to persuade and gain loyalty of many people The Presidency of the United States is said to be the most powerful office in the world Taking a closer look at this statement presents the questions of how and why the president so powerful It might shock some people to learn that a significant amount of his powers are not prescribed to him or written in the Constitution but are gained in other ways I believe that the most significant of the powers at the hands of the President are those that are considered informal especially those that allow him to persuade and gain loyalty of many people The President is usually more powerful during his honeymoon period or first hundred or so days in office This mostly stems from his recent approval of the voters and serves as a notice to Congress that he deserves to be in office because the citizens like what he has to offer As an effect Congress is more accepting of his legislative ideas and proposals This gives him an edge to get some legislation passed right off the bat and show the country that he is performing his duties skillfully His success or failure as the President will be primarily judged on how well he was able to get his legislation passed The Presidents power and approval rating is greatly boosted in times of war or foreign troubles This is called rallying around the flag Citizens feel more loyalty towards their President when he is acting on behalf of the country in a serious matter such as war or other serious foreign policy The President even gains higher approval and therefore more power to influence the public by surviving an assassination attempt A
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