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The Power Of the American Presidency The office of the American President is unquestionably a democratically ruled position The checks and balances of the Legislative and Judicial branches known as Separation of Powers keep the presidency one of the most important duties in the world but at the same time the checks and balances do not let the president have too much power Separation of power was very effective The three branches of government executive legislative and judicial are kept separate and each has different powers Congress has legislative or law making powers the President has the power to carry out or execute the laws and the Judicial branch had the judging power used to interpret the laws In addition each branch is able to restrain or balance the powers of the other two branches upon power abuse If the President is suspected of unlawful acts he can be impeached or tried by the House and Senate for misusing his power If he is found guilty he can be thrown out of office unless two thirds of Congress agrees with a treaty he proposes Furthermore if the President wants to spend money his request must pass through Congress since it has control over spending Lastly Congress can re-pass a vetoed bill Congress also has checks and balances against itself The president can veto a bill from Congress and although Congress can override a veto obtaining a two-thirds vote is very difficult Public speeches by the President may also concern the public with an issue putting pressure on Congress to act upon it The American President is one of the most important persons on earth The president however cannot pass a single bill without the approval of the House and the Senate The president can propose bills and he often deals with many short yet unthinkably important questions concerning various factors throughout the world Although the president ultimately has the power to
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