Federalist No. 69 – Alexander Hamilton
- The President won’t be an elected monarch.
- He can only negate acts, not pass them.
- He can have a veto overturned but a king can’t.
- Both the President and King serve as commander and chief.
- A King can raise and maintain an army but the Congress alone can do that under the Constitution.
- The President can make treaties with the Senate’s approval but the King can do it alone.
- The President’s officers also need Senate approval but the King’s officers don’t.
- The President is limited with respect to commerce and currency.
- The President will have less power than a state governor.