I agree with the previous poster. The Constitution was deliberately written to include a separation of powers between three branches of government: executive (president), legislative (Congress, comprised of House and Senate) and Judicial (Supreme Court).Although the President is considered to be the commander in chief of the armed forces, is the chief executive officer with the power to uphold law, negotiate treaties with foreign governments, and make key political appointments (a fact which this office can use to increase its power), the President is still not higher than any of the other two branches because the executive is subject to checks by the other two branches. Congress makes laws, but the President can veto them. Congress, in turn, can also override vetoes. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, is tasked with making sure that legislation does not come in conflict with what has already been established under the Constitution. The three branches, then, work in tandem to keep each other from potentially becoming most powerful, and, when the system works (sometimes because of the partisan structure of Congress it aligns more with the President and this presents a different situation) no one branch is ever more powerful than another.