Wanted: One chief executive, no experience required Power and role of tob job has evolved since the beginning of the nation. http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/fyi/interactive/specials/inauguration/stories/prez.roles.html Now answer the following questions: 1. Why does the U.S. Constitution omit the president's role as commander in chief of the Air Force and the Marines? 2. Why does the office of the presidency look so differently than what was first envisioned? 3. What move by a former president set a precedent for those to serve after him in economic matters? 4. What was the purpose of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs? 5. Explain the U.S. president's role as peace broker abroad. How has the "super power" status of the United States increased the president's diplomatic muscle? 6. How have past presidents mediated disagreements with other countries? 7. Do you believe that the executive powers that aren't expressed should be implied if they are deemed necessary to save constitutional order? 8. What do experts suggest has made the growth of the Oval Office necessary? 9. Cite examples from the CNNfyi.com article of how past presidents' decisions have shaped the office. 10. According to the article, what may have contributed to the forefathers' vague description of the role of the chief executive? 11. Why do you suppose the drafters of the Constitution found Congress, not the chief executive, most important? 12. What system was put into place to ensure that no branch of government would become too powerful?