The presidency is regarded by many to be the most powerful branch in the separated system. Of the three branches, Congress is most prone to propose reforms as it competes with the presidency for a share of power. “Reform, change, and prospects for the future” asks what the difference between reform and change is and relates the two in terms to the American presidency throughout history. What reforms to the American presidency have been successful? What are the lessons and effects of statutory reform? The future of the presidency is heavily influenced by its past and present. Effective presidential power in a separated system is that exercised in recognition of the legitimate functions of the other branches.