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Many Hats of the President TLW: Decide which powers of the President are the most powerful and how much military power the President truly has.

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1 Many Hats of the President TLW: Decide which powers of the President are the most powerful and how much military power the President truly has.

2 1. In France, no pig should carry the name of Napoleon Of course, almost everyone knows of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was one of the greatest generals and emperors to ever be a part of French history. He was a prominent figure in the Napoleonic Wars, which happened from 1799 to 1815, and was able to conquer a great portion of Europe before being defeated by the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

3 2. In California, a vehicle without a driver is not allowed to go beyond 60 miles per hour. Although this law is ridiculous now, it may not be ridiculous for long. Google has been testing self-driving cars on actual roads. In the (distant) future, vehicles without a driver might actually be something feasible and this law might actually apply.

4 3. In Alabama, you’ll be apprehended if you have an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

5 4. In Hawaii, a resident who does not own a boat may be fined.

6 5. In Florida, you are not allowed to have sex with a porcupine

7 6. In Nova Scotia, Canada, it is against the law to water the grass when it is raining

8 7. In Massachusetts, you can’t have a gorilla in the back seat of your car

9 8. In New York, jumping off a building is punishable by death

10 9. In Vermont, underwater whistling is prohibited

11 10. In Virginia, it is against the law to tickle women

12 Finish your Assignment from Yesterday…. You have 5 minutes to complete your assignment from yesterday.

13 Presidential, House, Senate Requirements…. Looking at the circle on the board, which requirements belong to the President?

14 Warm Up Activity: The Many Hats of the President True-False Questions: 1) The President can declare war if America's national security is threatened. 2) The President has the right to withhold certain information from Congress if he thinks it would endanger America. 3) The power of the vice-presidency has been increasing since the early 1990s. 4) No president has ever made it to the highest office without being elected to either the Presidency or the vice-presidency. 5) The president is one of the highest paid members of American society. 6) No president has ever been elected to more than two terms.

15 Answers… 1.1) The President can declare war if America's national security is threatened. (False. Only Congress can declare war.) 2.2) The President has the right to withhold certain information from Congress if he thinks it would endanger America. (True, Executive Privilege) 3.3) The power of the vice-presidency has been increasing since the early 1990s (true). 4.4) No president has ever made it to the highest office without being elected to either the Presidency or the vice-presidency (false. Gerald Ford was not elected to either post). 5.5) The president is one of the highest paid members of American society. (False…President. 1789, $25, , $50, , $75, , $100, , $200, , $400,000) 6.No president has ever been elected to more than two terms (False. FDR gained four terms).

16 Richest people in America 1 Bill Gates $72 B Microsoft 2 Warren Buffett $58.5 B Berkshire Hathaway 3 Larry Ellison $41 B Oracle 4 Charles Koch $36 B diversified 4 David Koch $36 B diversified 6 Christy Walton & family $35.4 B Wal-Mart 7 Jim Walton $33.8 B Wal-Mart 8 Alice Walton $33.5 B Wal-Mart 9 S. Robson Walton $33.3 B Wal-Mart 10 Michael Bloomberg $31 B Bloomberg LP

17 Carlos Slim Helu & family $73 B telecom Mexico

18 Hats Chief Legislator Vetoes bills Recommends measures for Congress to consider Gives Congress information on the state of the union Commander In Chief Chief of the Armed forces Determines major strategies during war Power to declare war Uses military power in domestic disorder to reinforce laws Chief of State Formally greets head of state Entertains in state dinners Performs ceremonial duties Chief Diplomat Makes foreign policy Represents U.S. in foreign relations Makes treaties with the approval of 2/3 of Senate appoints ambassadors, ministers, and consuls Chief Executive Appoints several thousand officials Supervises administration of executive department Takes care that laws are faithfully executed Miscellaneous Powers Appoints federal judges Grants reprieves and pardons Read the scenario and decide which hat the President is putting on.

19 Military Powers “While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective.” Obama said, “While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective.” IS HE RIGHT?

20 Complete the Quiz Questions in a group and turn them in. You have 6 minutes.

21 FINAL ASSIGNMENT You will need an artist. ARTISTS raise your hand. You will be in groups of 1 to 3 people. You will complete: 5 paragraph essay 1 acrostic poem on the “PRESIDENT” 1 Political Cartoon


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