Synopsis by Alice Day
When the office of the presidency was first envisioned, it was one of several in a system of governing powers. How well it would work depended upon the cooperation of the other branches of government. The American President: The Balance of Power offers the viewer a penetrating look at this system's potential flaws. Four presidents have tested these balances of power: James Madison, James Polk, William Taft, and Bill Clinton. How these leaders have challenged the interaction between branches of government is documented.
President, problem-solving, cooperation, political-power, US-government, US-Presidents, legacy