Journal 7 - Stoker 1 Greg Stoker Dr. Seabold POLI-101...

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Stoker 1 Greg Stoker Dr. Seabold POLI-101 October 22, 2007 What are the formal powers and roles of the President in our political system? How is the White House organized to support the president, and what are the keys to presidential success? How is the bureaucracy (executive branch) managed, and is it responsive to both governmental and non- governmental institutions and groups? The formal powers of the president as defined by Sections 2 and 3 of Article II in the Constitution fall into five categories. First is military, the president is Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy of the United States. Second is judicial, giving the president the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment. Third is Diplomatic, the president has the power to make treaties and receive ambassadors. Fourth is executive, under which the president is given the power to ensure all
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Seabold during the Spring '07 term at Howard County Community College.

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Journal 7 - Stoker 1 Greg Stoker Dr. Seabold POLI-101...

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