Presentation on theme: "Presidency - Multi-tasking Job"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presidency - Multi-tasking Job President fulfills a number of “roles” for the countryReview of your Vocab from last week (especially if you didn’t read the textbook and just looked up the terms in the back)
2 Formal Roles and Powers of the President Constitutional (or expressed powers) of the presidencyFound primarily in Article II of the Constitution (the Executive Article)
3 #1 Head (Chief) of State Constitutional Power Stands as the symbol of the U.S.Entertains foreign dignitariesPresenting awardsPerforming ritualsLaying wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier, lighting National Christmas tree, throwing out first baseball of seasonIssuing proclamations and Representing the U.S. at international conferencesStanding for American ideals
4 Chief of State Examples President Kennedy speaks at Berlin Wall, 1963President Obama presenting Military AwardQueen Elizabeth and President Reagan, 1983
5 #2 Chief of the Executive Branch Constitutional PowerIn charge of seeing that laws and programs are carried out by supervising the government-Appointing Power, Removal Power, Ordinance Power (Executive Order)-Judicial Power – Reprieves, Pardons, and AmnestyPresident Clinton with Janet Reno, the first female Attorney General,February, 1993President Bush holds cabinet meetingin October, 2005
6 Director of the Federal Government #3 Chief AdministratorConstitutional PowerDirector of the Federal GovernmentPresident directs an administration that employs more than 2.7 million civiliansPresident Bush at Ground Zero after 9-11Vice-President Johnson sworn in aboard Air Force Oneafter President Kennedy’s assassination, 1963
7 #4 Foreign Policy Head Constitutional Power Don’t forget about: Sets out the country’s policies and practices in regards to other nationsNation’s Chief Spokesman…He or his representatives make treaties with foreign nations (with approval from Senate)Also proposes foreign aid and appoints ambassadors to foreign nationsDon’t forget about:Executive AgreementsDef: pact between the Pres. and head of a foreign state.Does not require Senate approval
8 #5 Commander - In - Chief Constitutional Power Chief military officer of the United States Armed ForcesSets the country’s general military policyCANNOT DECLARE WARMAY commit U.S. troops to action in emergency situations *Talk more about laterPresident Bush aboard U.S.S. Lincoln, May, 2003President Johnson decorates a soldierin Vietnam, October, 1966
9 #6 Legislative Leader Constitutional Power CAN’T PASS LAWS **President suggests, requests, insists, and demands on Congress…CAN influence which bills get passed or rejected by CongressSigns bills into laws or vetoes themMeet with individual Representatives and Senators to urge support for or opposition to a particular billMake State of Union and other addresses to CongressPresident Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act, 1935President Clinton delivers State of the Union Address, 1997
10 #7 Political Party Leader Extra-Constitutional PowerNot specified in ConstitutionAdded on either through legislation or through historical analysisPres. belongs to a political party and speaks for that partyOften helping to raise money for congressional candidatesLeading fund-raiser for the partyPresenting the party’s ideas to the American peoplePresident Reagan & Vice-President Bush accepting their party’s nomination in 1980
11 #8 Chief Citizen Extra-Constitutional Expected to be the “representative of all the people”Expected to work for and represent the public interest against private interests.
12 #9 Chief Guardian of the Economy Extra-ConstitutionalThe president is concerned with such things as unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country.The president does not control the economy, but is expected to help it run smoothly.Meeting with economic advisers to discuss ways to reduce unemploymentMeeting with business and labor leaders to discuss their needs and problems
13 Oath of OfficePresident must swear to support the CONSTITUTION and faithfully carry out the duties of office
14 Roles of the President Practice Who doesn’t love Political Cartoons?!look at the Roles of President Practice SheetNot due until Monday*Type on it and then print, click Roles and Political Cartoons2014.docx*If you want to start working on Campaign Team “stuff”, go ahead
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