Lecture 2-27-2007 - Political Science 104 Intro to American...

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Unformatted text preview: Political Science 104 - Intro to American Government Lecture February 27, 2007 Midterm Exam Two rooms LAST NAME A-K 272 Bascom LAST NAME L-Z 125 Ag Hall Review Session, Wed. Feb 28, 7:30-9PM B102 Van Vleck The Presidency Expectations and Realities of power • Expectations and Power have grown substantially Formal vs. informal sources of power • Constitutional powers (the Veto) • Informal/bargaining powers • “Moral Leadership” Different conceptions of the presidency, and the evolution of presidential power • Presidential powers are ambiguous, and are not as detailed, different arguments of presidential power. Question: How powerful is the president? Expectations and Realities Public expectations far exceed the power of the President (or federal government) • Example: Presidents and the economy (Balancing the Economy) o President can do hardly anything dealing with the economy • Crime, economy, environment, national defense, foreign policy, budgets, taxes, welfare, etc....
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Lecture 2-27-2007 - Political Science 104 Intro to American...

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