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2 The Executive Traditional Definition of Executive Executive Latin verb: to follow follows the lead of the legislator or board of directors CEO carries out the will of the Board of Directors President carries out the will of Congress Transformation of the Executive The word has been transformed from follower to leader Executive becomes tied to the King
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3 The Executive Creating an American Executive Two different trends in the late 18th century: the dangers of a single figurehead who possessed an enormous amount of energy The monarch produced too much energy the dangers of a system without a single figurehead while a confederation of states was unable to produce enough energy for the existence of a good government.
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4 The Executive Creating an American Executive Ambivalence Inability to make a choice Strong positive and negative feelings the executive was made ambivalent in the American context: strong and weak The executive was made ambivalent in the American context President is both strong and weak: Carries out the will of Congress (weak) Has additional power apart from Congress (strong) The President leads…
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5 Energy in the Executive Importance of Energy Without energy, the government resembles the dictionary executive: weak. Publius argues that an energetic executive is crucial and even a necessity for good government. Four Ingredients
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSCI 1014 taught by Professor Cewalcott during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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