Powers of the US President
Select one of the formal or informal powers of the U.S. President from your text or the lists below. Explain how your selected power has played a role in expanding the powers of the modern presidency. Use one specific example of presidential actions.
Examples of formal powers granted to the president by the Constitution are:
- Commanding the military.
- Appointing Supreme Court justices and cabinet heads.
- Vetoing legislation.
Examples of the president’s informal powers are:
- Issuing executive orders.
- Negotiating executive agreements.
- Claiming executive privilege.