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The Presidency Constitutional Powers Institutional and Political Independence Enumerated Powers – powers explicitly defined in the text of the Constitution Veto Power Treaties Appointment Call Congress into Special Session Implied Powers Powers not enumerated in the Constitution – powers assumed that the government has in order to carry out its explicit powers Key Time Line in Presidential Development Washington initially defines the role of the President Jefferson – president as a Party Leader Jackson – president as voice of the people Lincoln – exercised powers beyond those that are constitutional FDR – the Modern President Eisenhower – Modern presidency The Modern Presidency Chief of State – ceremonial activities Chief Legislator – proposes a legislative agenda Chief Executive – appoints leaders of federal agencies, offers direction Opinion Leader – identify problems and propose solutions
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PS 110 taught by Professor Scottj.lasley during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.

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