Chapter 12 - President

Chapter 12 - President - Chapter 12 The Presidency I....

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1Chapter 12 The Presidency I. Constitutional Definitions of the Presidency A. Who can be President? A. natural born citizen. b. 35 yrs. of age. c. Resident of US for 14 yrs. B. Term Limitations a. XXII Amendment: 2 separate 4yr. terms C. Presidential Succession. a. XXV Amendment. b. Presidential Incapacity –> if the president is incapacitated, the vice president takes over until the president can return. During that time, the VP ( now president) has the power to select a new VP, and has all the powers of the original president. D. Vague Definitions in Constitution. a. Whig Theory- Clerk (the president is there to act on behalf of congress, he should not act on his own policy intentions). b. Stewardship- Activist and Expanding Powers –> the president has the ability to do anything that is in the interest of the people, as long as it is not prohibited by law, this lets the president deal with national and international policy. II. Constitutional Presidential Powers. A. Chief Executive B. Chief Legislator or Policy Maker. C. Chief Diplomat. D. Commander in Chief. E. Chief of State.
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course POL 1013. taught by Professor Harmon during the Fall '06 term at Texas San Antonio.

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