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1 ASSIGNMENT-Awesome

2 AP US Govt. February 27, 2013 Growth of Presidential Power Objective: What are the constitutional powers of the President and how does he utilize these powers

3 Think: Presidential Power FORMAL POWERS V. INFORMAL POWERS DIFFERENCES 1.FORMAL POWERS  written down… Commander in Chief (Const.) 2.INFORMAL POWERS  not written down, but power is exercised… Electronic Throne

4 II. Non-Constitutional sources of Presidential Power: 1.Unity of office: one man vs Presidential character/personality Barber 1.Strong vs. Weak-Examples 3.Growing complexity of society – 4.Congressional delegation of authority 1.Congress, bows to Pres  economic/foreign crisis 2.Mandate (Reagan electoral votes)

5 II. Continued… 5.Increase in media -Electronic Throne NEW media- 6.Superpower after WWII: 1.Cold War, 2.Terrorism- 3.Various foreign crisis

6 III. 3 rules of thumb to maximize presidential power/effectiveness 1.“Move it or lose it”-When to get things done (next slide) 2.“Avoid details”-Reagan/Bush 3.Trust your staff vs. Cabinet

7 Identify 1 trend

8 Roles of the President AP US Govt. Objective: Learn and understand the constitutional powers of the president and the checks put in place to avoid absolute rule!

9 I. Non-constitutional roles ( ) 1.Head of Political Party: 1.Selects party’s chairman of the national committee (RNC, DNC) 2.VP nominee 3.Political patronage 2.Chief Economist 1.Responsible for overall health of economy 2.Proposes national budget-congress can debate & propose changes 3.Leader of the Free World

10 II. Constitutional Roles: Article II ( ) What are the powers of the president within each role and what are the checks placed upon him: 1.Chief Legislator 1.Powers 2.Checks 2.Chief Executive 1.Powers 2.Checks 3.Commander in Chief 1.Powers 2.Checks 4.Chief Diplomat 1.Powers 2.Checks 5.Chief of State 1.Powers 6.Chief Jurist 1.Powers 2.Checks

11 II. Constitutional Roles: Article II 1.Chief Legislator 1.Powers Propose legislation, vetoes, call special sessions, SOTU, sign laws 1.Checks Override veto, Congress not pass legislation 2.Chief Executive 1.Powers Enforce laws, treaties, court cases, appoint officials, 1.Checks Reject appts., Impeach – removal, SC strike down executive orders 3.Commander in Chief 1.Powers Head of armed forces 1.Checks Declare war, power of purse, War Powers Act Chief Diplomat 1.Powers Appoints/receives ambassadors, negotiates treaties/exec. agreements 1.Checks Senate reject ambassadors and treaties Congress appropriates funds 5.Chief of State 1.Powers Ceremonial head of state, baseball first pitch, bestows medal of honor 6.Chief Jurist 1.Powers Appoints fed. Judges, issues pardons 1.Checks Senate can reject appointments, filibuster nominations


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