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American Policymaking. Congress & Office of the President

I need assistance with answering the following question: Which institution is stronger in policy making today: the Congress or the President? Why?

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Presidency or Congress?

Which is the stronger institution in policy-making today? The office of the President or Congress? Well, the answer to this is relative dependent upon the perspective you take. The Office of the President of the United States of America is the highest office anyone can hold in the nation where whoever occupies the office effectively also becomes the leader of the Free World. The Congress however is also a very powerful government body. It is in congress where laws are made, where new policies and new measures are negotiated and made 'legal' via the mandate of the Congress empowered by the American Constitution. ...

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The solution is a 559-word discussion that explores the power and influence of the Congress and the Office of the President in American policymaking to answer the question of which of them is most influential. References are listed. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.