President

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  • Created by: Rachel
  • Created on: 29-04-14 00:00
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  • President
    • Powers
      • propose/sign/veto legislation
      • nominate exec branch officials/ sc judges
      • Negotiate treaties
      • pardons
      • submit annual budget
        • congress still has PofPurs
      • act as commander-in-chief
      • Exec Orders
    • Role of VP
      • presiding officer of Senate
      • break tie vote in senate
      • 2nd to PR
      • counts & announces EC
    • Imperial or Imperriled
      • Imperial
        • increased use of war-making power, Iraq/vietnam
        • excessive secrecy - watergate
        • lack of checks & balances
        • Bush post 9/11
      • Imperil
        • Consequences- Nixon resigned, Johnson no reelection
        • BushJr- 1st yr imperial, last 2 lame duck
        • Bush only had power because of 9/11 - NatSec
        • Afghan&Iraq approved by congress
        • Obama  problems with medicare
      • None
        • actions have consequences, war powers act & budget control act for Nixon
    • Cabinet
      • advisors to president
      • representative of population - clinton 'looks like america
      • not sig'- no collective decision making, loyalties are not w/PR
      • links with congress
      • links w/ racial groups, partiy & regions
    • Foreign/ Domestic
      • Foreign
        • cold war enabled PR to set tone and direction of foreign pol
        • though congress has auth' over armed forces, can't stop president if he acts
        • 'politics stops at waters edge'
      • Domestic
        • sets domestic adgenda
        • bureaucratic support gives adv' over congress
        • veto
        • executive orders
      • Neither
        • Congress has power of purse
        • President can only veto leg, not make
        • growth of partisanship means harder to get progs through
        • senate can ratify treaties
    • Factors that limit/enhance
      • public opinion
      • pressure groups
      • media
      • federal bureaucracy
      • lame duck
      • term/lameduck
      • crises
      • WH Staff
      • experience
      • party unity
      • use of power

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