How Much Power? John Locke From www.wikipedia.org Prerogative Powers An executive needs the power to do “several things of their own free choice, where the law is silent, and sometimes too, against the direct letter of the law, for the public good.”
In 1940 Franklin Roosevelt became the first president elected to a third term. In 1944, he was elected to his forth term.
Presidential Term Limits The Twenty-Second Amendment The Twenty-Second Amendment formalized the tradition of presidents serving two terms. Prior to Franklin Roosevelt this had not been necessary as every had followed this tradition in practice.
The president is in many ways the nation’s chief administrator and head bureaucrat
Congressional policy vagueness gives the president and federal bureaucracy a chance to shape public policy
The Chief Executive Executive Order Formal regulation governing executive branch operations issued by the president Cabinet The heads (secretaries) of the executive departments together with other top officials accorded cabinet rank by the president; only occasionally does it meet as a body to advise and support the president