Compare and contrast Robert Dahl’s 5 criteria for a functioning constitutional system in comparison to what we now know about the powers and limits of the US Presidency. What formal powers are accorded to the President in the Constitution? What informal powers can the President draw upon?
Do you think Dahl’s criteria are met by the description of the presidency here? What about executive orders? Military power? Impeachment process? How would you change the powers, limits and/or role of the United States Presidency? In your opinion, should the president have more powers or fewer? Should certain informal or formal powers be withdrawn or expanded?

Explain your answer. Include your thoughts about term, age, citizenship limits, executive orders, expanded powers in times of war, etc (leave aside your opinion of the current president, or past presidents, and focus only on the office of the presidency as the lesson outlined).