• Constitutional Context For The Office Of The President

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    6 pages in length. The factors most important in the determination of presidential power were threefold under the constitutional context: personalities, balance of powers and political forces. Some have contended the concept of balance of powers was completely misconstrued, compelling the ratification that ultimately took place; however, others believe that a combination of personalities and political forces proved to undermine the existence of presidential power. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    Some have contended the concept of balance of powers was completely misconstrued, compelling the ratification that ultimately took place; however, others believe that a combination of personalities and political forces  proved to undermine the existence of presidential power. The student will want to discuss how autocratic dictatorships were not what the countrys founders  had envisioned for Americas people; instead, creating a government that was for the people and by the people would promote both individual and political strength. The decision-making process was  to be a combined effort of government officials and the people who elected them into office. By reallocating the political power and distributing it evenly between and among both  government entities and the voting public, there was created a greater sense of fairness, accomplishment and "political vision of liberty" (Shanker, 1997, p. PG). It was imperative to the  signers of the Constitution that everyone becomes involved with the political process; otherwise, to say that it was truly a democratic society would be falling far short of its goal.  Had Lincoln survived and maintained the presidency, there is no question that the outcome would have been significantly different. The slain presidents  compelling fortitude would have all but represented the epitome of balanced presidential power, effectively keeping Congress at bay and successfully moving forward for the betterment of the country. Perhaps  the one most monumental contribution to the Lincoln presidency was made by Mary Todd Lincoln: her part in freeing the slaves. Accused of treason, the first lady saw nothing  wrong in the objectives she set forth for America, fiercely believing that each and every person deserved the right to the inherent freedoms granted to all human beings. It 

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