Presidential Power

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  • Created on: 19-05-18 22:08

1. What are the costs of presidential power?

  • president can abuse power
  • secrecy leads to a problem in oversight
  • many un-elected and unaccountable officials making policy
  • All of the above
  • no one to keep check on the president
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2. What are the executive branch institutions?

  • Dept. of defence
  • All of the above
  • Intelligence community: CIA, NSA, DIA- under director of national interest
  • Dept. of homeland security
  • Dept. of defence

3. What does the president do?

  • Chief executive, execute the laws of the land and preside over the executive branch
  • all of the above
  • receives other heads of state to make executive agreements
  • commander in chief- commander of the armed forces (nuclear codes etc)

4. How has the president gained more power over congress?

  • all of the above
  • The US became a global power - investing in 1 person makes it easier and quicker to carry out
  • US vs. Curtis Wright- gave president plenary powers not dependent on congress
  • Gulf of Tonkin resolution (1964)- gave LBJ authorisation to commit troops without congress say so

5. What are the benefits of presidential power?

  • all of the above
  • The president as a figure head and leader
  • Foreign policy expertise
  • flexibility
  • secrecy


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