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Presidents can offer directives about something they already have power over, but one reason that a president might issue an executive order is to get around congress, and not be subject to the normal checks and balances built into our government. Congress makes new laws... the president cannot. In the past, several presidents have been criticized for using executive orders to take more power than they should have.

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