Presidency Assignment-Executive Order
One of the many responsibilities of the President involves issuing “executive orders.” How is an executive order different than a law? What gives the President the power to issue such orders? What sorts of things can be done by executive order? Go to the President’s website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Links to an external site. At the top, left corner, click on the three little lines, then “News,” then “Presidential Actions.” Find an executive order issued in May 25, 2018, called “Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles.” Write a 2 -5 page essay on this executive order, making sure you cover the following topics: What is an executive order? How is an executive order different from a law? By what authority can the President issue this order? (Don’t just copy the “…by the authority vested the Constitution…” blurb. Explain.) Explain the issue President Trump is attempting to address with this executive order, and what you think about it. Do you agree or disagree with the order? What is the order’s current status?