Indiana State University Presidents Power Research

Indiana State University Presidents Power Research Paper

Indiana State University

Question Description


Please I need help in this assignment:

the Incrustations and the required Readings down below :

Federalist #69-70 (A Federalist argument)

Federal Farmer #14 (An Anti-Federalist argument)

Cato #4 (An Anti-Federalist argument)

The War Powers (A Modern Argument)

(Students must reference at least one Federalist paper and one Anti-Federalist paper)


Specific Response Prompt


The question of where the president’s power begins and ends has been a continuing debate, particularly on the question of war power. The foundation of this discussion may be seen in four of the assigned readings, which includes two Federalist positions and two Anti-Federalist positions, and a more modern interpretation from a constitutional scholar. The federalist arguments present the role of president as realistic and not overly powerful; however, powerful enough to do the job well. The Anti-federalist responses are much more concerned with how powerful the president could become with the powers that are granted. Of, course, but arguments are using the exact same constitution, yet see the powers in very different ways. The modern argument has the benefit of hindsight, but focusses only on the war power; so, it is not as broad as the others. All revolve around the same question and this question is posed to you for consideration:

Are the powers provided the president of the United States too broad and open to abuse (Anti-federalist position) or are they necessary for the proper functioning of the office (Federalist position). Is the president too powerful, just powerful enough, or not powerful enough as you see it? You may answer this in relation to the constitution itself or how the president has developed through the years. Were the Anti-federalists right to fear this office or were the federalists right that Congress will keep thing under control?