POLISCI 106 ESSAY QUESTIONS

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POLISCI 106 ESSAY QUESTIONS 1. Presidential roles o Commander-in-chief Laid out by Article 2, Section 2 Gives president the power over nation’s military apparatus Constitution stipulates both executive and legislative branch share war power Pres = commander-in-chief Congress = can declare war o Has been more motivated to give exec power in war initiation o Have they abdicated too much? o Chief administrator Rests on exec power clause 1 st  sentence of article 2 “Executive power shall be vested in a president of the United States” Pres has right to acquire opinions from heads of other depts of exec branch Authority to make personnel appointments o Chief diplomat In article 2 Based on: o Commander in Chief authority o Making treaties/nominating ambassadors to other countries Receive diplomats from abroad Foreign affairs are president’s main responsibilities o Chief legislator Initial constitutional role of the President emphasized negative rather than positive leadership aspects of  legislation Vetoes Don’t set the alteration til the 20 th  century Then gave congress some leadership/direction for congressional agenda Mandated state of union address o Chief magistrate
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Enforcement, execution, implementation of laws President shall take care that laws are faithfully executed “Take Care” clause o Very important! o Manager of prosperity President is seen as the nation’s chief economist o Head of state Ceremonial chief of state Can reinforce policy appeals to patriotic emotions (helps in wartime) o Party leader Pushes own party’s agenda Can be divisive issues Cause “role strain” Role strain o Between need to be unifying leader and pushing divisive party issues 2.
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