Study Questions

  1. The framers of the Constitution wanted an agile president, one capable of quick decisions. Some pundits believe the office of the President has become too powerful. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  2. Presidents have expressed, implied, and delegated powers. Which power is more important to governance? Which of the three types of power accounts for most of the President’s powers?
  3. Presidents may communicate to the public via social media, news media, or direct speeches to the American public. Which means maybe more helpful to the voter/constituent? To the President?