Lecture 12 The Presidency

Lecture 12 The Presidency - The Presidency PLSC 112 Lecture...

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The Presidency PLSC 112 Lecture 12 Who Can Become President? * Go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov *Natural-born citizen *35 years old; 14 years a resident *Polls support a woman or African American president The President’s Primary Responsibilities *Chief Executive *The core of executive power involves the implementation of the nation’s laws. *Commander in Chief *This provision of the Constitution places the president as head of the armed forces. There are different views about what this authority truly entails. *Chief Diplomat *The president’s central role in foreign policy is a product of tradition and the unique constitutional authority to make treaties and appoint ambassadors. These place the president at the center of foreign policy formulation. Cont’d *Chief Legislator *Veto power – calling special sessions. Not intended, proposes legislative programs . *Head of state *Performs ceremonial duties that build and keep national moral and ride hi. *Political Party Leader *The president’s chooses vice President represents party platform. Campaigns for congressional members of the party. The President as an Individual *Political scientists have come up with a way to distinguish between presidents with a view to the way they handle the powers and duties of the office as well as their individual personality and character. *Active-positive president
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