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Most common profession is a lawyer Usually has experience being VP, congressmen, or state governor Requirements- 35 years old natural born citizen 14 years of residency in US
Executive Privilege- withhold info from congressional hearings EX- US vs. Nixon- couldn’t use it w/ Watergate Cannot withhold info with criminal charges Clinton tried to use with affair case, but to use executive privilege it has to be related to job Executive Orders- force of law w/o congressional consent, have to be in federal registrar Emergency Powers- exercised in national crisis (9/11) EX- Lincoln extending civil liberties during Civil War FDR mobilized budget bill during WW1
Cabinet- advisory group selected by Pres. to help him with his duties (Includes head of 15 executive offices) used at discretion Kitchen Cabinet- friends of President that help him make decisions (started w/ Jackson) EOP- organization estb. by FDR to assist Pres. w/ major duties Includes NSC, OMB, White House Office
Patronage- the practice of rewarding faithful party workers with government employment and contracts Washington community- people involved in politics in D.C. He is very concerned with public approval ratings The Pres. does: Chooses national committee chairmen Fundraisers for party
Must get nominated in primary. Sometimes even the most popular President in the Presidential run looses the election because of the electoral college. Due to 12 th amend. P and VP must get nominated separately.
Can be impeached if: Treason of any sort Bribery, high crimes or misdemeanors If many people don’t like you No president has been impeached and convicted. 3 have gotten close though: Andrew Johnson Richard Nixon- Watergate Bill Clinton- affair with Monica Lewinski
Only power in constitution is to preside over the Senate, but rarely is there. VP is used to help gain support for Pres. 25 th amend.- if Pres. can’t fulfill his duties the VP becomes Pres 8 VP have become President After VP the Speaker the house
Not too many found in the Constitution The Presidency has grown into a very complicated position
Ceremonial Head of Country Throwing first pitch at ballgames Official state visits to countries Decorates war heroes
Enforces acts of Congress Appoints government officials Grants Reprieves, postponement of sentence, Pardons- release from punishment
Comander of military forces Makes ultimate decision Have to have consent of senate to go to war With war powers resolution act president can send troops for 60 days w/o senatorial consent
Recognizes foreign gov’t, signs treaties Have to have consent of senate to have a treaty Executive agreement- international agreement made by president without senate, like a treaty.
President tries to influence laws State of the union address- address to congress and citizens that tells presidents legislative goals Veto message tells why pres. vetoed something Pocket Veto- law doesn’t get passed because congress adjourns Line Item Veto- specific sections of bill Congress has to have 2/3 vote of both champers to override veto
Constitutional power- vested in president by article 2 of the constitution Statutory power- created for pres. by laws enacted by congress Expressed power- power of president that is expressly written in the constitution